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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bilikiki soccer team to cover globe enroute for Brazil

The Solomon Bilikiki Soccer team will cover the globe on their way to their first World Cup appearance in Brazil. The team will travel through Australia, Singapore, Mauritius, the French Reunion, Paris and Brazil before returning via Santiago in Chile, Auckland and Australia on their return trip.

Already there was excitement as they contemplate the opportunity to see places on their way to their first world competition. All except two had traveled outside of the region in the past and for them this opportunity is the biggest thing that happens to their lives.

As one player puts it; “We may not have another chance like this in the future and we just have to take this opportunity and make the most of it.” For now, the coaches would want the players to re-focus their attention on the big competition that is ahead rather than on the places they will visit on their way to Brazil and hopefully cause upset to the big names in their pool.

Their ultimate goal is to qualify in their pool and reach the play off stage. Their two coaches Eddie Omokirio and Vivian Wickham knows just what it means to qualify and the mission possible has started. Training at the Ranadi Beach has been vigorous with the players put through a week of body conditioning before tactical training starts.
“It is extremely important to get the players into right frame of mind and body condition before we introduce specific tactical training,” says Omokirio.

Source: Solomon Star

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