𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦’𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑆𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑛 𝐼𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠.
In thrilling match which concluded with Italy too strong for the World cup debutants, Solomon Islands. It was the Solomon boys who were very emotional about the match as their passion showed through the never give up spirit.
The team returned to the changing room and whilst there are many positives to take from the match, there is a sense of silence as each player slowly settles down.
Some of the key performers, Raphael Le’ai, Leon Kofana and goalkeeper, Davidson Malam were being inspired by many onlookers to keep working while the team also received positive encouragement from the team officials.
While the match was still in progress, it was obvious majority of the neutral crowd switched to supporting Solomon Islands. This is simply because of the spirit the boys put in against a much experienced and highly ranked side like Italy.
The youngsters know that they will fire up again when they play their next match and continue to display the good fighting spirit they’ve been already known for.
Despite of the result, fellow Solomon Islands are remembering the boys in positive spirit knowing really that this is a historical moment for the island nation.
To all the team members, please keep your heads up and we as the nation will continue to support you endlessly.