SI National U-19 provisional squad named

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Coach Batram Suri with his assistant Eddie Rukumana talking to the team at Lawson Tama.

(SIFF MEDIA): After a month of training, Head Coach Batram Suri, Assistance Coach Eddie Rukumana with the support of SIFF Technical Director Felipe Vega-Arango have decided to name a 25 man provisional squad.

 “So far my observation of the players is they are improving day by day during our training sessions.

“I am very pleased with players coming from the provinces because most of them are now playing with some big clubs in Honiara because of their stint with the national U-19 team,” Suri said.

Lone foreign inclusion in the provisional squad, European based Marcus Chan will join the team next month.

“Marcus Chan’s addition to the team is a bonus for us since he is coming in with a professional way of doing things.

“He has contacted me few days ago expressing his intention of joining us for the World Cup qualifiers,” Coach Suri stated.

However, Technical Director Felipe Vega-Arango stressed the squad is not final as the coaching team will still look out for potential players in the HFA Leagues and School League.

Solomon Islands is drawn in Group B of the OFC U-19 Championship alongside Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia.

The national U-19 side take on Melanesian arch rivals New Caledonia on August 6 in both country’s opening group fixture.

Oceania has two qualifying spots to the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

GOAL KEEPERS:                      

Junior John MATA (Marist FC)

Joel NANAGO (Real Kakamora)

John BROWN (Marist FC)

DEFENDERS:

Junior DAVID (Marist FC)

George LEGA (KOSSA FC)

Absolom WAWANE (Malaita Kingz)

Junior AENGARI (Solomon Warriors)

Anthony RASAU (Marist FC)

John AETA (Marist FC)

Junior ASHLEY (West Honiara)

William KOMASI (Malaita Kingz)

MIDFIELDERS:

Henly RAMO (Malaita Kingz)

Don KEANA (Solomon Warriors)

Renly TELE (West Honiara)

Frank Kabui (Malaita Kingz)

Boby RARAMO (Junipa)

Patrick TAROGA (Marist FC)

Lino Hou (Henderson Eels)

Tuita MAEOBIA (Henderson Eels)

George AMASIA (Henderson Eels)

Marcus CHAN (Valencia Cracks, Spain)

FORWARDS:

Charles MANI (Malaita Kingz)

Ali MEKAWIR (West Honiara)

Raynick LAETE (Henderson Eels)

Junior ALLEN (Marist FC)

Head Coach: Batram SURI

Assistance Coach: Eddie RUKUMANA

Goal Keeper Coach: Zantas KABINI