By Taromane Martin
MALAITA Eagles U-19 football team Captain Frank Kabui says he is proud of the achievement of their team after an unbeaten run to win the 2018 Youth Solomon Cup U-19 title yesterday.
Kabui who was also part of the Eagles senior squad 2017 Solomon Cup winning team said it is a proud moment in his career to be crowned champion twice at the iconic Lawson Tama stadium.
“I feel very proud being my second time to come to Lawson Tama and win a competition. I’m very happy,” the 19 year old midfielder said.
“Our preparation coming to this competition was not that great but if we had fully prepared for the competition I believe we could have done much better.
“Actually this was our first time to come and play together. If we had spent more time together which I would really like to see happening when we return our team now could be a force to reckon with in future competitions.
“I believe our generation coming up now are much better than the previous generations that came to represent our province.
“I feel especially proud that we were undefeated in the entire competition which is a huge achievement for all of the boys here. I believe these boys can repeat the feat again if we stick together and come back again,” he said.
The 19 year old says he is looking forward to returning with the Malaita Eagles senior squad for the next Solomon Cup adding Malaita can retain the title.
“If we come back with the same squad (2017) I believe we can retain the senior Solomon Cup title which I’m look forward to returning with some of these boys with the senior squad for the next competition,” he said.
Meanwhile SIFF has confirmed that the Youth Solomon Cup is set to return next year as they look to make the competition become an annual thing for young footballers in the country.