HONIARA – The SIFF women’s national soccer competition entered its second day yesterday with Malaita and Western winning their matches respectively.
Malaita had to dig deep to earn their win against a stubborn Makira outfit. Rising teenage star Layda Samani scored her first goal just before halftime in the 39th minute to give her
team a 1-0 lead as they went into the break.
National striker Prudence Fula wrapped up their scoring in the 70th minute to secure all three competition points.
In anther women’s match Western edged out Guadalcanal by a goal coming in the first half from the boots of midfield player Janet Alufurai.
She lofted the ball over Guadalcanal’s goalkeeper and into the back of the net just before break. That goal separated the two teams. Guadalcanal fought bravely in the second half but
just could not find the equaliser.
Commenting on the matches played so far, SIFF women’s football development officer Ms Diane Justus said that women’s soccer has improved and from her observation the stage is right
for the code to be promoted extensively in country.
“If more girls and women become involved in soccer, it would greatly helped them,” she adds.
In men’s action Western Turtles, Our Kakamora and Honiara East won their respective matches at Lawson Tama.
The Turtles came from behind to win their match 3-1 over their neighbours Lauru Kuvojo from the Choiseul Province.
In the second match, Our Kakamora defeated Isabel Frigates by a goal while Honiara East beat Central 3-1 in the final match
Story courtesy SIFF Media Officer Francis Pituvaka