Solomon Islands football coach impressed with PNG player

Coach for the Malaita Kings Football Club in Solomon Islands, Jeremy Masalo is impressed with the performance of Papua New Guinea player Michael Foster.

Foster played for Malaita in the semi-professional 2016 Telekom Solomon National League competition in Honiara.

He is a current PNG Kapul and played for Lae City Dwellers in the 2015-2016 Telikom National Soccer League in Port Moresby.

Foster is back in the country after Kingz bowed out of the competition, finishing fourth on the ladder which was the best finish for the team.

Masalo said that Foster has been an outstanding player, one of the most consistent players for the Club and looks dangerous every time he touches the ball.

“Michael brings a different element to the team and has been described as a real threat for opposing teams.

“His wealth of experience and confidence is invaluable for a young inexperienced Kings side,” Masalo said.

The coach added that Foster commands respect from his fellow Kings team mates, not through spoken words, but through his playing style and attitude to training and the match games. 

The Club stood tall against big teams and came very close to qualifying for the Oceans League for the first time.

Unfortunately a few unlucky errors cost the team crucial games resulting in the team finishing fourth out of nine teams.   

In his 15 games played, Foster scored seven goals and assisted with countless more goals playing a striker/attacking mid-fielder role.

Masalo said he could have scored more but missed a few games through the PNG Kapuls training camp in Moresby and later a Kapuls tour to Malaysia for international friendlies against Iran and Malaysia.

He confirmed that the Club will push hard to secure the services of Foster again for next season. 

Quintina Naime