Telekom S-League: top-table clashes thrill the weekend of football in Solomon Islands

The 2020 Telekom S-League reaches its third matchweek as five matches will be contested at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara – the capital of Solomon Islands – including two clashes between clubs that are currently in the top four positions in the table.

After having a bye week in the opening round of the season, current league champions Solomon Warriors have beaten Marist by 1-0 and now they are going to play their second match in the season as they will face Kossa on Saturday. The bad news for Warriors is that they still do not have a head coach and the physical trainer was the coach against Marist. Another bad thing for the title holders is that Dennis Ifunaoa is still injured and he is expected to miss this clash.

On the other hand, Kossa have the opportunity to reach the top of the league if they win this match: “I think Solomon Warriors are a great footballing team and the calibre of players they have is exceptional,” said Kossa’s player Benjamin Mana. The team coached by Fred Osifelo will count on a powerful attack led by James Naka and youngster Barrie Limoki who scored three goals so far in the season.

Naka (right) and Limoki (left) are leading Kossa’s attack in the season – S-League News

After losing two matches in a row, Malaita Kingz want to grab their first points of the season and for that they need to beat Honiara City this Saturday. Despite the bad results, head coach Michael Alafa can see some good points in the team like younger striker Bradley Irosaea that scored a brace last week.

While Malaita lost all matches so far in the season, Honiara City have not lost yet, but they have not won as well. The good news for the fans is that Anthony Talo must be the starting goalkeeper once again to bring some safety to the team.

Another two matches will be played on Sunday. After surprising Central Coast FC in the last weekend, Real Kakamora will have another difficult challenge against Southern United that grabbed their first points in Telekom S-League’s history after beating Malaita Kingz.

Sunday’s second match will be contested by current league leaders Henderson Eels and Central Coast that is currently in the second position. While Eels smashed Laugu United by 7-0 in the last weekend with four goals scored by Joses Nawo and two by Raphael Lea’i, Central’s head coach Jacob Moli have the tough mission to stop a powerful team after a poor performance against Real Kakamora in the last week.

Henderson Eels smashed Laugu United by 7-0 in the last matchweek – S-League Media

The last clash of the week is a very interesting match between Isabel United and Laugu United. Isabel lost to Henderson Eels in the opening round and they had two weeks to get ready for the next match as they did not play last week which means that Benjamin Totori and Michael Boso had more time to know their new teammates.

On the other hand, Laugu’s staff and players want to forget what happened last weekend and they will play all-out against Isabel on Wednesday. Let’s see what Paul Kakai is preparing for this clash as he counts on some great players like Allen Peter, Atkin Kaua, Gagame Feni and Mathias Iani in the squad.

Marist FC will not play as they are in a bye week. All five matches will be streamed by S-League in their Facebook page. You can check the current league standings by clicking here.

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