Marist FC have gone into camp to prepare for their O-League double-whammy against AS Temanava of Tahiti and Ba of Fiji. Coach Patrick Miniti is no stranger to the OFC club scene having taken Marist FC to the 2006 OFC Club Championship at North Harbour Stadium last year.
While preparations on the training pitch are taking pleasing shape issues off the pitch have seen the Marist team management appeal to the Solomon Islands public and business sector to assist them as they prepare to travel to Fiji and Tahiti for their away matches in the OFC’s O’ League.
Club spokesman, Paul Mwaritara says Marist FC will represent Solomon Islands in the O-League and he hoped that the opportunity to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2007 would be incentive enough for sponsors and benefactors to climb aboard the campaign.
The Marist FC marched into camp Tuesday this week and depart for Fiji next Saturday. At the 2006 OFC Club Championship Marist FC were eliminated at the group stage following defeats against Auckland City and AS Pirae. Marist FC’s only victory came against Sobou FC when the team’s chances of a semi-final place were already extinguished.
Story courtesy of SIFF Media Officer Francis Pituvaka