Raphael Lea’i has his first assist in European football as he puts another good performance

Solomon Islands international, Raphael Lea’i, showcased his impressive skills for FK Velež Mostar in their recent match against FK Tuzla City in the m:tel Premier League. Despite coming off the bench at the 61st minute of play, the 19-year-old striker made an immediate impact and helped his side take the lead with a well-placed assist to Nermin Haskić at the 82nd minute. You can watch the fantastic play of Lea’i and his assist by clicking here.

Lea’i’s performance was even more remarkable considering that this was only his fifth match for FK Velež Mostar since signing his professional deal in Europe. The young footballer has already made history by becoming the first player from Solomon Islands to sign a professional contract in Europe, and he is clearly proving his worth on the pitch.

Lea’i in a training session – Anadolija

Velež Mostar may have been disappointed with the equalizing goal scored by Tuzla City at injury time, but Lea’i’s performance provided a silver lining to the match. The team currently sits in the 3rd position in the top-tier league of Bosnia and Herzegovina and they will surely be looking to build on Lea’i’s promising performance in the upcoming matches.

Lea’i showed that he can make a significant impact on the pitch despite his young age and relative lack of experience in European football. With more matches under his belt, Lea’i could become a key player for FK Velež Mostar and a rising star in European football – showing there’s real talent in the South Pacific.


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