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Monday, July 09, 2007

James Naka scoops Best Player Award at the Beach Soccer Qualifiers in NZ

It was double glory for the Bilikiki beach soccer team, walking away with not only the cup but also the best player award.

Dubbed the "wonder boy" of beach soccer James Naka proved to be a formidable force in beach soccer scooping the best player prize ahead of other regional beach soccer players.

James Naka scored three goals including a decisive goal against New Zealand to secure a spot for the Solomon Islands in the final. Naka also scored two goals in the finals, showing the crowd why he is the best in Oceania at the moment.

The Bilikiki lads are expected back in the capital tommorow with a huge fan - base expected to welcome the team. The team has a couple of months to train and prepare for the World Beach Soccer Championship in Brazil.

For James Naka and his fellow Champions of Oceania beach soccer the World Stage is not new, just ask the much fancied Cameroon team.

Source: Solomon Times

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