BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II
FORMER national under – 20 striker and Royals Academy product Ali Mekawir is set to make his debut for Honiara City FC when the capital city boys take on leaders Henderson Eels on Sunday 23.
According to City’s head coach, Jerry Sam he confirmed the player will feature when 2020/2021 Telekom S League resumes this weekend.
“Ali has been in fine scoring form since joining us in training,” Sam confirmed via Futbol Guy.
“We look forward to him playing his first game for Honiara City.
Ali has his short stint with English FA 9th tier side Langley Wanderers FC which he also featured playing in the famous FA Cup and became the first Solomon Islander to score in the competition.
The player was part of the Royals Academy 31-man contingent to UK with the Stars Academy which majority of them returned in October last year while 14 remain.
He has been in an impressive goal scoring form in the UK.
Late last year City’s head coach Jerry Allen was scouting to take on three Royals Academy players including Mekawir. The other two are Don Keana and defender Ian Kalu – the trios are former Wanderers FC players.
With Mekawir confirmed he will join former U-23 defender Junior David as the latest inclusions for the TSL debutants.