South American appointed to assist under-18 futsal squad during Youth Olympic Games
BY ROMULUS HUTA
PARAGUAYAN futsal specialist Angel Chamorro was appointed to assist the Solomon Islands national under-18 futsal squad for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games.
Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) confirmed on Wednesday.
Chamorro will assist head coach Stanley Puairana during the Games which will run from October 6 to 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The South American was called into the squad to stand in for the absence of assistant coach Dickson Kadau, who could not be able to travel with the team.
SIFF will foot the expenses for the Paraguayan’s service to the team.
Junior Kurukuru manager Nacanieli Seru discussed the appointment terms with Chamorro during the official draws of the Youth Olympic Games futsal tournament held during the month of August in Argentina.
Chamorro is an accredited FIFA Futsal Instructor for South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and also the President of the Futsal Coaches Association of Paraguay.
SIFF believes Chamorro will contribute vitally towards the young lads’ performance in Argentina since he has experience at the highest level.
Chamorro will meet the team upon arrival in Buenos Aires on Friday.
The junior Kurukurus will depart Honiara this afternoon along with the rest of the Solomon Islands delegates for Buenos Aires via Brisbane and Auckland.
They are placed in Pool A alongside Brazil, Russia, Iran and Costa Rica in the men’s futsal competition of the games.
Their first match is scheduled for Monday 10am (Solomon Islands Time) against Iran.