After the breaking news of Spirit 08 importing Fijian Esava Samudere earlier this week, Amicale F.C. Manager, Mr. Andrew Leong confirmed to Vanuafoot today that Batram Suri and 3 other Solomon Islands players are transfering to Amicale F.C. They will arrive 2pm on tuesday 12th January 2010.
The list of Solomon players are Kidson Billy Olomani who played for Uncles F.C. as a striker, Nelson Sale played for Makuru F.C. as defender, Captain for Koale F.C Richard Anisua played midfield and was the captain for Koale that lost to Aucland City F.C. in the O League last year, and Batram Suri who played for Makuru F.C in solomons as striker.
According to the wikipedia website, Batram Suri is the most well-known player to come out of the Solomon Islands and has previously played in New Zealand for the Football Kingz (now the New Zealand Knights), in Fiji and Tahiti and has also played for Laugu FC in his native country. He is also one of the Solomon Islands national team most successful players helping them reach the oceanic play-off final against Australia in 2005. He made his debut in 1992 and collected over 40 caps, also scoring a fair share of goals.
In a statement to Vanuafoot, the man behind Amicale F.C. Mr. Andrew Leong said "This is history for Amicale and Vanuatu football clubs". He also said that, "After the passing away of Late Ken Mausavakalo, we want to keep our team standard by bringing in foreign players".
Mr. Leong wish to thank the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) with their clubs for making it easy to release the players to play for his club.
Vanuafoot will host a press conference upon their arrival on tuesday 12th January 2010 and invites all media representatives to attend.