BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II
The Western Football Association (WFA) is expected to name its provincial beach soccer squad for the 2021 Mariner Beach Soccer National Championship by the end of this month.
WFA Beach Soccer Committee rep Christopher Podokolo revealed to SunSPORTS, saying the Kikio training squad is expected today.
The WFA have rolled out its identification trial competition within four active beach soccer centers in the province namely; Lea beach at Ranogga, Paeloge beach at West Gizo and Urumage and Sirubai beach center at Vella La Vella.
“We have been advised by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) that the final squad submission date is due on Monday 29 March.
“The trial squad was selected from the four active beach soccer centers in the province,” Podokolo stated.
He revealed that the Kikio squad will be made up of 12 players including four non-traveling players.
“The twelve-man beach squad for Western Kikio along with their profiles to be finalized. The beach centers have responded very well with hosting of these trial competitions and a final select will be done by Western Kikio head coach,” Podokolo added.
“There are 18 trial squad members for Ranogga, 7 players for Paeloge and 12 players for both centers in Vella La Vella.
He adds that all trial squad members will travel to Gizo to be finalized before traveling to Honiara.
Meanwhile the national competition is scheduled for May 15th to 22nd at the DC Park, Henderson area in Honiara.