Micah Lea’alafa: “I continue to work hard and perform well”

Recently, Oceania Football Center confirmed the signing of Solomon Islands national team captain Micah Lea’alafa moved to National Premier League – South Australia’s side FK Beograd. The striker is one of the most important signings of the season for the club, as stated by team head coach Joshua Smith in interview.

Oceania Football Center talked to Lea’alafa about his new challenges in Australia; the player made his debut in Adelaide last weekend in a 2-1 win. Lea’alafa had a very sucessful stint in New Zealand’s top-tier Auckland City and became pro when signed by South Africa’s Maritzburg United: “With my age now, things get harder but the more I continue to work hard and perform well, anything can happen!“, said the 31-year-old player when asked about his possibilities to return to full-professional game anytime soon.

Micah Lea’alafa in his new team kit – Joshua Smith

The Solomon Islands duo-international – that also took part in the four editions of the FIFA Futsal World Cup representing his country – had a very good stint last season for Wynnum Wolves what certainly was crucial for FK Beograd’s staff to bring Micah on board: “hopefully this new experience at Beograd can help pave the way for more to come“, said Lea’alafa expecting his new move can attract more interest from overseas clubs to sign South Pacific’s talent.

It’s all about who you know and who has the heart to help the young talented kids in the Solomon Islands. There is still a long way for Solomons to reach that level“, said a hopeful Micah Lea’alafa om the future of football in his country.

The former Auckland City man is for sure a very important signing for the whole league and can turn into a key figure for his new team. Not only for Beograd’s hopes, Lea’alafa has still a long way to go – to represent his country and to inspire a new generation of footballers, the ones he pave the way.


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