As spotted recently by Oceania Football Center in interview with the new Kurukuru‘s star Calvin Do’oro was close to grant a professional contract – and it did not take long to have the confirmation: Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) released a media statement confirming that the future destination of Do’oro is the Chinese Futsal Super League. “Solomon Islands Kurukuru and Dawn FC player Calvin Do’oro has signed with Chinese Futsal League side Xiangyu FC this week. SIFF received the offer from the Chines club after the recent Melanesian Cup and assisted the player with all the paperwork including his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and communication. All transfer formalities are completed pending a Chinese visa for the player“.
Currently, Do’oro and Solomon Islands national team are on a tour in Vietnam where the Kurukuru will play the home national team. “Meanwhile, Do’oro is currently away with the national futsal team on national duty in Vietnam and is awaiting his visa to confirm the next phase of his move to China“, confirmed SIFF.
“This is a breakthrough in sports for Solomon Islands and China to see a Solomon Islander playing in China and a positive outcome for the bilateral relationship between the two countries. It will also benefit the player’s family and contribute to the country’s economy through remittance as the player will be paid on a professional contract“, also stated SIFF on the move for Do’oro.
It is known the player caught the eye of the Chinese outfit during the Melanesian Cup, where Do’oro ended up as golden boot and MVP of the competition. Certainly the scouting, visa process and documentation will be easier in this particular case due the strong relationship Solomon Islands has with China’s government.