Royals Academy from Solomon Islands are very close to win a regional title in England. The Oceanian squad has reached the Sussex School Cup’s final after beating Thomas Bennett Community College by 3-2 at the extra time.
The academy managed by former footballer Joel Konofilia holds a partnership with Stars Football, a football academy from England. The young Solomon Islanders are having a great opportunity to get some exposure in Europe by training and playing there.
Thomas Bennett is one of the lots of schools linked to Chelsea as a Foundation Team. Royals had a difficult challenge against them as the English school opened the scoreboard in the 89th minute but the Solomon Islanders managed to tie the match in the upcoming minute with John Mana.
Things got worse for Royals/Stars because goalkeeper Michael was sent off. However the young players showed bravery to keep pounding and their effort was worthy as they have booked a spot in the final showdown.
Oceania Football Center team congratulates Royals and Stars for this accomplishment.