Solomon Islands Bilikiki has started their OFC Beach Soccer campaign strongly defeating a determined New Caledonia team 2-0.

The first half ended 0-0 with both sides displaying fine soccer, Solomon Islands had more shots on goal with a few hitting the cross bar.

Quick goals from Roy Mafane and Max Fa’ari, together with a strong defense set up, ensured that the former Champs get full point in their first game.

A spot in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 is on offer for the tournament winner, and there are high expectations at home for the four-time OFC Beach Soccer champions.

Coach Gideon Omokirio says he is satisfied with the boys performance and looks forward to their next game.

Solomon Islands will take on Vanuatu tomorrow.