Thursday, January 14, 2010

Amical FC welcomes Solomon Islands quartet

Photo from Vanuafoot
News source: Vanuatu Daily Post
At around 3pm yesterday the Air Pacific flight from Solomon touched down at the Bauerfield Airport with the four imported Solomon Island players, Batram Suri, Nelson Sale, Billy Kingston and Richard Amisue bound for Amical FC.

Amical captain, Robert Yelou and other Amical players along with Coach Pastor William Malas, Team Manager Andrew Leong and other team officials welcomed the players as they came through the arrival with Salusalus.

The welcome ceremony was then followed by a private Press Conference held down at the Tennis Club.

Veteran Striker Batram Suri whom had over 100 apperances with the Solomon Islands national team and played in various clubs in New Zealand and also in Fiji told the media that he was proud to be here in Vanuatu and especially with Amical and that he looks forward to playing with the team.

"I understand that Tafea is the current powerhouse in the PVFA but with if the Amical players cooperate well with us, I can assure all that we will help to maintain the current position that Amical has at the moment in the PVFA classment," Batram said in his interview.

Batram's striking partner in the last year's Solomon Cup, Uncle FC's striker Billy Kingston added to Batrams comments that good cooperation between the current Amical FC players and them is the key for Amical to move forward in the second round of the championship.

Vanuatu National reps have been playing with these four players in the regional tournaments and through these tournaments some of the National reps playing in the various clubs in the PVFA have come to befriend these players.

"I feel at home here especially when I get to come and see such familiar faces at Amical today because we have met several times in the previous Oceania World Cup qualifier for Beach Soccer and to me it is a good thing being able to relate right away to people around you," said Richard Amisue.

Nelson Sale whom has followed the footsteps of Batram Suri to New Zealand and Fiji in his statement said that football is a sport we all know about but he for one is still learning from experience and hopes that the experience he has gathered over the years will be put to good use while in Amical.

Meanwhile dead ball specialist Freskip Garu whom had previously played for Spirit but now will play for Amical said that he will try his every best to help the team out in the second round of the championship.

The four players have each signed a contract with the Club for six months and according to Coach Malas the Club will evaluate then renew their contract at the end of the six months.

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