A team of experts from the English FA accompanied by OFC’s technical director Jim Selby have arrived in Honiara for the first programme under its (FA’s) technical assistance programme to Solomon Islands.
Speaking shortly after their arrival, The FA’s Jamie Houchen said it is The FA’s first trip here and they will use the next couple of days to better understand the needs of the Solomon Islands.
Houchen stressed that participants will experience some of the things they never experience before.
“This is more or less an introductory course and over the next four years we will deliver just what Solomon Islands need,” he adds.
Houchen is accompanied by former Solomon Islands Senior national coach, Alan Gillett. Gillet was at the helm of the Solomon Islands national team when the side earned a 2-2 draw against the might of Australia during the last World Cup qualifying campaign.
A Memorandum of Understanding between The FA, SIFF and the Oceania Football Confederation was signed last year at the OFC Extraordinary Congress in Tahiti.
Meanwhile The FA run course will start tomorrow at the SIFF Academy Alan Boso Complex.