Moli Reveals Squad for OFC Nations Cup 2024

BY ELTON LONARATHA JNR

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has announced the senior men’s national team for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup 2024, which will take place in Vanuatu next month.

SIFF confirmed that interim coach Jacob Moli and his assistant Stanley Waita will lead the squad.

“Solomon Islands Interim Head Coach Jacob Moli named his final 23-man squad for the upcoming OFC Nations Cup 2024 in Vanuatu,” SIFF stated.

The announcement was made during a press conference held yesterday at SIFF Headquarters.

The team comprises a blend of young and experienced players from the recent Pacific Games.

Notably, Moli has introduced Steven Koti from KOSSA FC and former national U23 player Haydn Irodao, who will be making their senior national team debut at the tournament.

Moli highlighted the challenges ahead during the press conference: “It won’t be easy, especially against host Vanuatu, champions New Zealand, and Pacific Games gold medalist New Caledonia. Once we put up the right focus, we will be up for the challenge. Given the short preparation time, we must now finalize and prepare more as a team.”

The team is set to depart next week.

The OFC Nations Cup 2024 will run from June 15th to June 30th at VFF Fresh Water Stadium and Lauganville Soccer City Stadium.

Squad: Philip Mango, Harold Nauania, Micheal Laulae, Leon Kofana, Javin Wae, PrinceTahunipue, Steven Kotu, David Supa, Calvin Ohasio, Junior David,Allen Peter, Hudson Oreinima, Atkin Kaua, Hardyn Irodao, Tihi Molea, Marlon Tahioa,Raphael Leai, Joses Nawo, John Orobulu, Junior Fordney, Bobby Leslie and Gagame Feni.

Officials:

Head Coach-Jacob Moli

Assistant Coach-Stanley Waita

Goalkeeper Coach-Erick Peter

Team Manager-Dixion Anga

Kit Manager- Augustine Hou

Physioterapist-Charles Guaba

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