By Taromane Martin
THE SIPA national futsal league continues today at the Multipurpose Hall with three more exciting matches.
Matches for today will kick off at 2pm this afternoon as Vania FC takes on Mataks. After two matches played in the competition both teams are yet to claim their first points in the national futsal league.
Vania Head Coach Paul Muia knows his team is the underdogs in the competition but is confident his side can prove a point in the competition.
“This is a good competition especially for my players who are all from Sikaiana,” Coach Muia told SunSPORTS.
“For us competing at this league is like part of our preparations in developing players because we strongly believe that Polynesians also have some great players in futsal and football.
“This is what we believe in and therefore want to show that yes Polynesians in Solomon Islands also have a lot of excellent football and futsal players,” he adds.
Their opponents Mataks FC has also lost twice, losing to Marist 4-3 in their opening match and suffered a 5-2 defeat to Guntimac last week, will also be eager to claim their first three points today.
In action in the 3pm match today will see current competition leaders Kooline FC taking on Guntimac FC in what promises to be an action packed match.
With nine points on the competition so far, the start studded Kooline side led by Coleman Makau will be eager to claim their fourth win and maintain their three points cushion over Marist FC who are in second place with six points.
But with Guntimac lurking close behind Kooline and Marist with six points, Marist knows they will be a force to reckon with the Mana brothers (Ellis and Benjamin) leading their attack.
Happening at 4pm will be the final match of the today as another star studded side Marist FC takes on Indo-Solo.
Indo-Solo who has one win and a loss in the competition will be eager to pick up their second three points this afternoon.
Led by Dennis Ifunaoa, the 2017 Suva National Hire/Pasifika Tents International Futsal champions’ biggest test yet will be against Elliot Ragomo and last year’s Top 8 futsal champions, Marist FC.
But with just three points behind competition leaders Kooline FC, the Caleb Fox Marist coached side will be hunting for their third win at the Multipurpose Hall this afternoon.