The official Solomon Islands Football Federation's official logo. Photo: Courtesy of SIFF

The official Solomon Islands Football Federation’s official logo. Photo: Courtesy of SIFF

The Solomon Islands National U19 Football Team Fundraising Committee has sold twenty tables in the lead up to the gala corporate dinner event this weekend.

Since launching their efforts two weeks the committee has been hard at work organising its main event – a corporate style gala dinner that will be hosted at the Paradise Restaurant tomorrow.

A statement from SIFF says, in addition to the corporate dinner event, SIFF is also working with the fundraising committee to raise some funds from a series of friendly matches to be hosted at Lawson Tama.

The national U19 team is preparing for the Oceania Football Confederation, OFC, U19 Championship scheduled to take place in Fiji in May.

The winner of the tournament will represent Oceania in the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand.

Meanwhile, in the 2013 Telekom S-League has been successfully conducted both on the pitch and administratively.

This is despite the introduction of some major changes in the management structure and competition format.

This is the opinion of the S-League Board which was appointed to run the competition by the Solomon Islands Football Federation, SIFF, in July, 2013.

The S-League was set up by the Oceania Football Confederation, OFC, President, David Chung and endorsed by the former SIFF Executive Committee.

With very little resources to start with, the S-League Board put together a 9-club competition and organised kick off on October 12 which featured Hana, Koloale, KOSSA, Malaita Kingz, Marist, Real Kakamora, Solomon Warriors, Western United and debutants X-Beam.

The playing of the final matches on Sunday signalled the end of a seven month event which spanned over 72 matches and over 30 match days. A total of 274 goals were scored during the season – an average of 3.8 goals per match.

The success extends to the Solomon Warriors who retained the national club title in a dominating manner and are worthy representatives of Solomon Islands in the coming Oceania Football Confederation, OFC, Champions League.

The Moses Toata coached side maintained a season long clean sheet registering 12 wins and 4 draws without a single loss scoring 58 goals in the process and conceding only 15.

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