The Solomon Islands Under -17 team is ready to take on Tonga in its first match on Wednesday this week in American Samoa.
In an interview with SIBC Sports from American Samoa, Team Manager of the Solomon Islands Under 17 Soccer Team, Donald Marahare says the boys are well prepared for the match.
He says our side takes on one game at a time.
“Our boys will take on Tonga in their opening match so at the moment our preparation is geared towards that first match with Tonga. We are taking each match as they come and so our preparation now is geared towards the match with Tonga.”
Mr Marahare assures supporters, parents and Solomon Islanders that the team has taken the tournament very seriously – hoping for the best outcome.
“Just to assure our supporters and parents of the players and the rest of Solomon Islands that the team is in high spirit and that we are not taking each game lightly but are serious about coming to American Samoa. The boys see this tournament as very important seeing that it is a new chapter the Solomon Islands Football Federation and its stakeholders are trying to revive soccer in Solomon Islands.”
Solomon Islands under 17 team comprises 20 players and four officials.