The most important football league of the Solomon Islands will return to action this weekend – 21st and 22nd Jan – after a postponement in the previous week. The reason for the delay was a paperwork issue between the Solomon Islands Football Federation and the Honiara City Council, body that administrates the national stadium Lawson Tama where the league is held.
According the local media, an agreement is not yet confirmed between both parties, but the fixtures for the weekend were announced by SIFF indicating the national league is set to restart. “The TSL competition is supposed to resume this week. At the moment the TSL board and HCC are still on the negotiation table to Lawson Tama for matches. Hopefully tomorrow (today) morning we will make an official announcement. We will kick off with fixtures for January 21st and 22nd“, said competition manager Gerald Oiaka to Sun Sports. Oiaka also confirmed new details for the remainder of the season: “Our competition will complete on February 16th and then we should have the playoffs for the OFC Champions League on the 22 nd and the 25th” he said.
Three matches are going to be played on Saturday: FC Isabel United vs Marist FC, Waneagu United vs Real Kakamora and Kula FC vs Kossa FC. More three matches will be played on Sunday: Southern United vs Honiara City, Central Coast vs Solomon Warriors and Laugu United vs Henderson Eels.
Solomon Warriors currently lead the national league after 14 matches with 37 points; they are followed by Henderson Eels with 32 points and Kossa FC with 29.