The seventh matchweek of Telekom S-League – the major football league from the Solomon Islands – is set to kick-off this Saturday at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara. It is going to be a very important week for Honiara City and Laugu United that are going to face off for third place while league leaders Henderson Eels want to win again – and all these three teams have something in common: they are all cheering for a Solomon Warriors’ defeat against Isabel United.
After smashing Malaita Kingz by 6-2 on Wednesday with four goals scored by Lore Fonaota, Kossa’s staff and players are motivated to win another match this weekend against Real Kakamora: “It is a good feeling to win a game but again it also adds to the expectation of playing well again in our next match,” said Kossa’s head coach Fred Osifelo. On the other hand, Kakamora also won in the last week and once again they will rely on talented forward Adrian Mara to grab three more points. It is going to be an interesting clash as both teams have eight points in the current season.
The second match of the week will be contested by league leaders Henderson Eels and Marist FC and local fans are expecting another win for Eels. However, the team coached by Eddie Marahare had to pay some attention on Abraham Iniga and Bobby Lesley that may offer some danger to Eels’ defense. On the other hand, Marist’s head coach Patrick Miniti needs to find a way to stop a powerful attack led by youngster Raphael Le’ai who has already scored ten goals in the current Telekom S-League season.
After losing to Eels in the last week, Solomon Warriors now have to work the extra mile to get closer to their rivals and Sunday’s match against Isabel United is more than important for them. Warriors’ head coach William Omokirio counts on a very good squad but he needs to have in mind that their opponents have won their last two matches and they have legendary Benjamin Totori in the attack. Losing this match would not be a disaster because Isabel have a good squad, but it would be a terrible result specially if Eels beat Marist.
The most interesting match of the week must be the clash between Laugu United and Honiara City. While Laugu are living a good moment led by powerful winger Gagame Feni, Honiara City need to get back on the right track after losing for the first time in the season last week. Both teams will come to the pitch right after Solomon Warriors’ game which means that they might have the chance to finish the week in the second position if Warriors lose to Isabel United.
The last clash of this matchweek will be contested by two newcomers: Central Coast FC and Southern United. While Southern are living a very bad moment as they lost five of their six matches in the season, Central Coast are back to the pitch after having a bye week. It is going to be a very interesting contest because the best (Central Coast) and the worst (Southern) defense of the league will be clashing on Wednesday. Let’s see how Central Coast’s young forwards will behave against Southern’s poor defense.
Malaita Kingz are not going to play as they are having a bye week. It is a very good opportunity for Michael Alafa to work on his team to become a competitive side in the league as they are in the last position with six losses in six matches.
All matches are going to be livestreamed on Telekom S-League’s Facebook page. You can check the current league standings, results and top scorers by clicking here.