The Solomon Islands Senior National Women’s team will be relying on the quicksilver finishing of Laydah Samani as they prepare for the OFC Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign in Lae, Papua New Guinea next month.
“Eleven players are former national under 18, U19 and U20 players who represented Solomon Islands previously.”
“Two players in the eleven were members of the first ever national Under 18 that was supposed to represent the country in the OFC World Cup qualifiers in Port Moresby in 2000 but could not travel because of the ethnic tension at that time. The trip was cancelled,” she adds.
The team however, participated in the friendship cup held in the Vanuatu capital Port Vila also in the same year.
Ms Justus says the team trains everyday and she is confident they will be in a better shape before they leave for PNG.
She does not want to predict anything but says the team is confident to produce result in the competition.
“We have some good strikers including 16 year old Laydah Samani who the team will bank on to give us result at the competiton,” she adds.
Meanwhile, a decision will be made later this week whether to go into camp or not for the final preparation before the team departs for the tournament in Lae Papua New Guinea