Solomon Football

Kooline from Solomon Islands win OFC Futsal Champions League

Benjamin Mana and Elis Mana combined for the opening goal as the Solomon Islands title holders began to look comfortable in possession, however a red card to Kurukuru talisman Alvin Hou midway through the first half changed the momentum of the game.

AS PTT made full use of their one-man advantage, as Hary Hmaloko levelled the scores. Kooline edged back in front as triple international Robert Laua drove home Elis Mana's pass before the New Caledonians responded immediately as Christ Pei chipped the goalkeeper to make it 2-2 at the half-time break.

Solomons World Cup prep continues despite court action

This month the Court of Arbitration for Sport will hold a hearing into the eligibility of Chris Satu.

Satu represented Solomon Islands during the Oceania Football Confederation Under 16 Championship in 2018.

However this year the OFC found Satu was born prior to 2002, and his participation breached their disciplinary code.

This originally cost Solomon Islands its berth at the U17 World Cup which is to be held in Brazil in October.

But the Solomons successfully appealed that ruling prompting the OFC to now take the matter to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.