The Solomon Islands national futsal team, the Kurukuru, are hard at training in preparation for the upcoming OFC Futsal Cup 2022 to be held in Suva, Fiji, next month.

Seventeen (17) players have been named in the provisional squad, and are back in training for the first time since the FIFA World Cup 2021.

The squad is under the guidance of coach Francis Lafai and trainer Nelson Kabitana, with trainings slotted in twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The squad is using the recently completed Futsal

Out of the seventeen players named only seven players are from the last 2021 Futsal World Cup squad. They are Paul Laki, Charlie Ata, Elis Mana, Marlon Sia, Anorld Maeluma, Alvin Ray and Jeffery Bule.

The players are selected from the SIFF Super Futsal League.

The OFC Futsal Championship is the main national futsal competition of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) nations. It was first held in 1992.

The competition was initially held every four years. From 2008 onwards, however, it became an annual tournament.

Australia won every edition of the competition until it left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. Solomon Islands have won the three editions of the tournament which have taken place since then. 

The OFC Futsal Cup 2022 is a qualification for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

With SIFF Media