The fourth matchweek of 2020 Telekom S-League is ready to kick-off as five matches are going to be contested from this Saturday to Wednesday at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara – the capital of the Solomon Islands.
Currently in the second position, Laugu United will not play as they are having a bye week which means that they must lose some positions in the league table. On the other hand, league leaders Henderson Eels will remain on top even if they lose as no other team can reach them in this matchweek.
The first game of this matchweek will be contested between Isabel United and Central Coast – two teams that lost on the last weekend. It is a very important clash for both teams, specially for Isabel United that are in the tenth position without a single point. Despite having some top players like Benjamin Totori and Michael Boso, the team coached by Gideon Omokirio does not impress the fans. On the other hand, Central Coast have showed more than Isabel so far in the league and it would not be a surprise if the team coached by Jacob Moli grabs all points from this match.
Henderson Eels and Southern United are the teams that will come to the pitch in the second match of the week. As it was previously said, Eels will remain on top of the table even if they lose, but Eddie Marahare and his players want to win again. The powerful attack led by Raphael Lea’i and Joses Nawo is ready to score and score and Southern’s head coach Stanley Waita – who coached Lea’i in the FIFA U17 World Cup last year – needs to find a solution to stop them.
Currently in the third position, Honiara City are still unbeaten in the league and now they have the opportunity to reach the second position in the table. For that, it is necessary to beat Real Kakamora that recently won their first match of the season against Southern United. While Honiara City will have all their players available for the contest, Kakamora will have to deal with the absence of team captain Richard Raramo who saw a red card in the last match.
There are more teams interested on reaching the second position, and one of these teams is current league champions Solomon Warriors. After a 2-2 draw against Kossa, the Warriors have the mission to beat bottom-placed Malaita Kingz on Sunday. Both teams need to show something different in this clash because Warriors and Kingz are having poor performances so far in the season.
The last clash of this matchweek will be contested between Kossa FC and Marist FC. While Kossa want to keep fighting for the second position, Marist need to find the right path in order to win their first match of the season. Both teams have young players who can make a difference – while Kossa’s forward Barrie Limoki is living a huge moment, Marist’s defender John Aeta must deal with the responsibility of being the team captain. The good thing for Marist supporters is that the team is coming from a bye week which means that head coach Patrick Miniti had more time to make the necessary changes for this match.
All matches will be livestreamed on Telekom S-League’s Facebook account. You can check the current league standings by clicking here.