By Taromane Martin
THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has confirmed that the much anticipated new season for the Telekom Soccer league will kick off this weekend at the Lawson Tama stadium.
The new TSL season was supposed to kick off on July 21 but saw SIFF and the TSL executive board forced to cancel the kick off date due to late registrations from the clubs.
But a statement from SIFF media officer Mr Simon Abana on Wednesday confirmed that official draws for the competition have been at the SIFF Panatina Academy.
Mr Abana said as of yesterday all eight participating clubs have confirmed their participation for the new TSL season.
“The most anticipated Telekom S-League 2018/2019 season is scheduled to start on Sunday August 5th, 2018,” the statement said.
“This is after the TSL board and Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) have received seven participating club’s confirmation of commitment towards the league.
“An official draw was done today at the SIFF academy conference room which was conducted by all TSL club managers.
“Franchise clubs committed to commence the TSL 2018/2019 season are Solomon Warriors, Marist FC, Malaita Kingz, Henderson Eels, KOSSA, Western United, Real Kakamora and FC Guadalcanal,” it adds.
Meanwhile, the first match for this Sunday according to the yesterday’s draws will see defending champions Solomon Warriors FC taking on Marist FC at 2pm followed by KOSSA FC taking on Real Kakamora FC at 4pm.