BASI Futbol confirmed that Solomon Islands wonderkids Raphael Le’ai and Leon Kofana have completed their trials with Melbourne Victory in Australia. The duo trained with the U18 team in the first week and then they started training with the U21 squad in the second week.
Le’ai is expected to reutrn to Honiara due to personal reasons while Kofana is going to remain in Australia with relatives to continue with his personal training. This experience will surely be unforgettable for both players as they were once again exposed to a higher level of football.
It is important to remember that is not the first time that both players have the opportunity to be closer to an A-League team as they have been training at Scots College (a college linked to Wellington Phoenix Academy) in New Zealand for a year.