Wakio Praises Fighting Spirit

Members of Henderson Eels after arrival in Honiara last Monday.

HENDERSON Eels FC president Hudson Wakio has commended the fighting spirit shown by his team during the recent Oceania Champions League Group B competition held in Lautoka, Fiji.

The solid fighting spirit and good discipline displayed by the boys saw them earned qualification into the quarterfinals of the region’s premier club competition.

Speaking during the team’s arrival on Monday, Wakio said the team had to fight hard inorder to make it into the last-eight.

“This is just the start and I’m sure that the result will be able to motivate the entire team ahead of the quarterfinal,” he said.

Eels lost their opening match 3-2 against AS Central Sport of Tahiti before bouncing back to clinch 6-5 and 7-0 victories over hosts Lautoka FC (Fiji) and FC Morobe Wawens of PNG, respectively.

“It’s not easy but the performance displayed by the whole team was exceptional.

“To lose the first game and made a comeback to win the remaining matches shows signs of good discipline and good attitude towards winning matches.”

The quarterfinals will be held on the weekend of April 6/7.

The details will be made known upon a draw to be conducted by Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) on March 5 following the conclusion of Group C and D competitions which will get underway on Sunday in Honiara and Port Vila, respectively.

Winners of the pool competitions will have the advantage to host the quarterfinal matches at home.

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