After losing for the first time in the season, Telekom S-League leaders Henderson Eels have a tough clash against current league champions Solomon Warriors on Sunday. Meanwhile, Honiara City can jump into the second position if they beat Isabel United.
The sixth matchweek of Telekom S-League – the major football league from Solomon Islands – brings lots of excitement among football fans in the country. After losing three matches in a row, Southern United are now in the tenth position in the league and they need to recover in the season. However, the team coached by Stanley Waita have a difficult challenge against Laugu United that count on great players like Allen Peter, Atkin Kaua, Gagame Feni and Mathias Iani.
Currently in the third position with nine points in five matches, Honiara City are living a huge moment in the season after beating Henderson Eels by 3-2 last week. They now have the opportunity to jump into the second position in the table if they win this Saturday. However, Isabel United also want to win as the team coached by Gideon Omokirio finally found on the right track by grabbing their first three points in the season after a 5-1 win over Southern United.
The most exciting match of the week is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm on Sunday when Henderson Eels and Solomon Warriors will be face to face at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara. After losing for the first time in the season last week, Eels have to get down to business in order to beat their rivals. Joses Nawo and Raphael Lea’i are ready to lead their attack while head coach Eddie Marahare is focused on this huge clash.
On the other hand, Solomon Warriors seem to be a better team since William Omokirio became the head coach and now they have the opportunity to reach the top of the table for the first time in the season if they beat Henderson Eels. It is important to remember that Warriors’ Tigi Molea is still suspended for assaulting Eels’ right back Derrick Taebo in the last clash between both teams in the past Telekom S-League season. Two other players from Warriors are also going to miss this clash after being red carded last week: Emmanuel Poila and Molis Junior Gagame.
After a bad start, Marist are having a good moment in the league as they won their last two matches with the help of veteran Abraham Iniga and forward Bobby Lesley. They now have an important clash against Real Kakamora and winning this match can put them in the third position in the table. On the other hand, Real Kakamora count on good players like forward Adrian Mara and goalkeeper Zantas Kabini who can make a big difference in this contest while defender Richard Raramo will not be available as he was red carded in the last matchweek.
The final clash of the week is set to be contested between Kossa FC and Malaita Kingz on Wednesday. After having a bye week, Kossa are back to the pitch and they should not accept anything but a win against Malaita: “We are recovering from a loss to Marist FC which honestly had a small effect on the team. However, this week’s training sessions been really positive. The team needs everyone’s efforts to meet each match’s objectives,” said Kossa’s assistant coach Martin Heti.
On the other hand, Kingz remain on bottom of the table with five losses in five matches. The team coached by Michael Alafa has to improve a lot in order to become a competitive side in the season. This match is a very good opportunity for Alafa and his players to show that they really can do something in the current Telekom S-League.
After a 0-0 draw against Laugu United on Wednesday, Central Coast FC will rest for a while as they are in a bye week. You can check the current Telekom S-League standings, results and top scorers by clicking here.