Action between Solomon Warriors and Erakor FC of Vanuatu
TOP S-LEAGUE contenders Solomon Warriors head coach, Moses Toata has challenged other clubs in the league to improve their standard of football and be competive.
The 2013 Coach of the year made the call in an exclusive interview with Isles sports last week.
As the league enters its second round of competition the head coach said he expects every club to improve their style of play and this should be done through intensive trainings and commitment with changes in their style of football.
“I want to encourage other clubs to improve their standard of play, this can only be done through proper trainings and preparedness,” Toata added.
He was reflecting on Warriors first game in the round 2 of the S-League a week ago against HANA FC where his leading goal scorer, Dennis Ifunoa’a beat the HANA goalkeeper mocking him with a back heel to slot the ball into the empty net for Warriors second goal in a 5-2 win.
“Dennis scored a cheeky goal and I don’t know how spectators might think but for me it reflects how poor the standard of the game here,” Toata said.
Ifunoa’a rounded the goal keeper with the empty net in front of him; teasingly he leaned on the post for almost more than five minutes before back heeling across the goal line unchallenged.
“This is something you don’t see too often in a competitive league.
“Such team’s performance clearly shows poor preparation and no proper trainings and it shows how poor the standard of football here which we don’t want it that way but more improvement.
“So I urge my other counterparts to be serious in training and preparedness, in order to improve our standard of football to a competitive level.”
Solomon Warriors will play their 2nd game in this year’s competition today against former 0’League rep KOSSA FC, before their much-awaited catch up match against 2nd place Koloale FC.