Patrick Taroga out of Henderson Eels squad for OFC Champions League

The 19-year-old midfielder from Solomon Islands Patrick Taroga is no longer going to play for Henderson Eels in the OFC Champions League. The player was recently listed by SIFF in the final squad of the current Telekom S-League runners-up for the tournament, but the Henderson Eels head coach Eddie Marahare stated the player is no longer being part of the team that will travel to Vanuatu on 11th February to face the locals Malampa Revivors, the Fijian side Lautoka and Lae City from Papua New Guinea in the Group B of the OFC Champions League.

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Patrick Taroga donning the national team jersey – OFC Media

The young talented player is set to to take up a scholarship offer to attend tertiary studies in 2020, so the 19-year-old player will not be available to represent Eels in the most important club tournament in the region. It is still to be disclosed to which country Taroga is set to leave for his scolarship. The young player was widely praised in social media for his choice, to pursue education alongside football.

See more:
Patrick Taroga out of Henderson Eels squad;
Lea’i and Kofana to remain with Henderson Eels for OFC Champions League;
Raphael Le’ai scores 11 as Henderson Eels demolishes Kakamora.

Taroga was one of the responsibles to put Solomon Islands U23 national team in the grand final of the last edition of the U23 OFC Olympic Qualifiers, beating Vanuatu in the semifinal, but unable to surpass the strong New Zealand side in the gran final – ending with the silver medal in the competiton held last year in Fiji.

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