16 May 2011

Sport: Kurukuru seeking fourth straight futsal title

4:35 pm on 16 May 2011

The Solomon Islands begin their quest for a fourth-straight Oceania Futsal title this evening.

This year's event holds added importance with the winner qualifying for next year's Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

The Kurukuru open their campaign against New Caledonia and coach Dickson Kadau says while everyone will be gunning to beat the defending champions, it's a situation they're well accustomed to.

"We are the champions so there is a challenge out there with the other countries but we are working on those challenges and making sure we overcome those challenges as well. We have a few very experienced players like Elliot and Jack Wetney as well as James Egeta, so we are confident on those boys."

Tahiti and Tuvalu begin proceedings on day one, ahead of Vanuatu and Kiribati, while hosts Fiji play New Zealand in the evening match.