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Solomon Islands Beats New Caledonia 9-3 in OFC Futsal Cup 2022

The Solomon Islands Kurukuru are off to a flying start defeating New Caledonia 9-3 to open up their campaign at the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 in Suva, Fiji.

The new look Kurukuru side dominated the game from the start, with experienced team captain Jeffery Bule leading the young lads.

Paul Laki, Arnold Maeluma, Clifford Misitana, Elliot Ragomo and Elis Mana are the only returning players from the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 extended squad.

But the day belonged to the Mana brothers who exploded with goals ushering in a new era in Solomon Islands Futsal.

Elis Mana scored a hat-trick, Junior Mana scored a double and Benjamin Mana netted a goal in the win.

For Junior and Benjamin, the match was also their national debut for the Solomon Islands.

“I really enjoyed playing that game, it made it even more special to play alongside my brothers,” Junior said.

“We’ve played at club level together but to play at national level is something else.

“The combination we have between us is there, we work well and support each other.”

The Solomon Islands take on Samoa in their second Group B match today at 6.00pm Fiji Time which was rescheduled from Match Day 1.

With OFC Media