BY ROMULUS HUTA
NATIONAL soccer champions Solomon Warriors has ended its successful 2017/18 season in style with the rewarding of its players in Honiara on Saturday night.
In a ceremony marked to say thanks to the players for coming off again successfully by doing a double in the domestic Telekom S-League (TSL), club president Hon. Bodo Dettke described last season as big time for the club.
“We have won the TSL league and the TSL knockouts together and this will go down as a history for the club.
“Having to go as far as the quarterfinal in the Oceania Champions League is also another milestone achievement for the club.
“This shows who we truly are and I must take this as an opportunity to challenge the players to maintain similar performance when the new season starts.
“It’s not always easy to win. But with the hardwork every one, players and the team management have put together, we have been able to fulfil our objectives last season,” Hon. Dettke said.
Recollecting their campaign in the Oceania Champions league, even though they have been placed in a tough pool, they managed to make it through.
“I think we have proved many critics wrong with our results in the Oceania Champions League.
“We lost narrowly against Auckland City in a game we could have won.
“We lost but we competed well. We went into the Oceania Champions League by representing the whole country and lost with a lot of pride, something I am very proud of.”
Looking ahead to the next season, Hon Dettke said every team will try to beat Solomon Warriors next season and this is a challenge for the whole team.
“I urge all players to step up in their attitudes next season.
“Why we lost in the O-League quarterfinal was because we were not prepared to compete against the best.
“This is the reason why we need to step up to strengthen our weakness next season which I believe we can do it.
“The aim is to go extra mile and improve from last season.
Meanwhile, for the successes last season, the players were rewarded with cash pay outs and trophies.