It is already known that young players from Solomon Islands are currently in England as they went to Europe as part of former Solomon Islands National Football Team player Joel Konofilia’s project called Royals Academy.
Some of these young players are already having opportunities in local clubs like Ian Kula. The young right back is currently playing for Langney Wanderers alongside with his countrymen Ali Mekawir. While Mekawir is scoring a good amount of goals this season, Kula is proving himself as a reliable defender.
Kula had an impressive performance in Wanderers’ last match against Eastbourne United in the First Round of FA Vase – a national cup for teams that are playing in 9th, 10th or 11th tier of English football. The young right back received the “Man of the Match Award” handed by Langney Wanderers’ sponsors.
Kula and Mekawir are performing in a very good level in 2020-21 season and it would not be a surprise if they are called-up for Solomon Islands National Football Team soon.