Prior to leaving for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil, Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua invited the Kurukuru Futsal Team to the National Parliament as an acknowledgement for the team's achievement.

Dr. Sikua said that the Kurukuru team has done the Nation proud for "representing the Oceania region and the Solomon Islands at the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil in October, 2008."

Dr Sikua spoke on behalf of all Solomon Islanders, in wishing the Futsal Team every success in their games and stated that the team will depart knowing that they are supported and have done Solomon Islands proud.

Dr. Sikua then went on to acknowledge sporting organizations in the Solomons.

The Kurukuru team will leave this afternoon to fly our flag higher in the upcoming Futsal World Cup.

Prior to the games, the Kurukurus will spend two weeks in Australia and another two weeks in Brazil as part of their training camp, before the World Cup begins in October.

Good Luck Kurukurus!