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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Parents and fans welcome OFC Futsal champions in delight

Hundreds of fans, supporters and families of the young Kurukuru futsal kings jam-packed the Honiara International airport terminal yesterday morning to welcome home the champions.

It was very emotional and parents were seen crying in delight as they hugged their sons.

The sound of pan-pipe music complemented the cheers from the crowd as the marched the heroes to be met by parents and friends.

SIFF President Martin Alufurai described the boys’ performance as simply awesome and thanked the coaches for a great show in Fiji.

Pastor Seru concluded the brief gathering outside the Honiara International terminal before the motorcade rolled into town to show appreciation to the hundreds of fans who lined the street to welcome the little heroes.

The motorcade terminated at Lawson Tama before the members of the team are picked up by their parents.

Meanwhile, the SIFF and its partners organized a thanksgiving and welcome ceremony for the Kurukurus and Bilikiki beach teams today at Lawson Tama.

A parade by the members of the two teams marched from the Art Gallery to Lawson Tama where dignitaries, families and friends gathered.

The SIFF President Martin Alufurai and the Minister of Home Affairs were among those who were present at the welcome event.

Source: Pipolfirst Network

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