Solomon Islands side Malaita Kingz will sign two of the hottest prospects in the country, OceaniaFC.com can confirm.
The Solomon Islands cup winners have promoted talented youngsters Henley Ramo and Charles Mani to the first team after the duo starred in the u19 Solomon Youth Cup.
Striker Charles Mani scored an incredible nine goals in the tournament as Malaita won five out of five games.
Meanwhile, Henley Ramo was voted the best player in the tournament after a series of superb performances.
Malaita Kingz told OceaniaFC.com: “Charles Mani has been approached to transfer into Honiara to pursue his education and play at the National League for Malaita Kingz. Henley Ramo similarly has been approached. Both players were standouts throughout the tournament in Honiara.”
The two players have a bright future in the game and are expected to be called up to the Solomon Islands u20 team for the u20 Championship qualifiers in Tahiti later in 2018.
The tournament is a chance to qualify for the FIFA u20 World Cup and was won by Vanuatu in 2016. They represented Oceania in last year’s u20 World Cup, narrowly losing to Germany and Mexico in the group stages.
In the u16s Youth Cup a competitive tournament was won by Western.
Western U-16 coach Alick Collins said: “We have been preparing for the past three months and finally our efforts have paid off,” he said.
“Our aim was to win the tournament and we did it. I’m impressed with how the team performed from the start up until the final match.
“I think the advantage we had over the other teams was we were well prepared, well structured, and maintained our consistency throughout the tournament.”
The star of the tournament was young striker Lency Mamopio, who won the Golden Boot with five goals in five games.