Solomon Warriors retain the Telekom S-League title for the third consecutive season after winning by default over FC Guadalcanal today to clinch their sixth domestic title as the TSL 2019/2020 season champions.
Warriors finish on top of the standings with 41 points ahead of arch-rivals Henderson Eels who once again claim the second spot with 38 points.
Solomon Warriors coach Henry Fa’arodo Junior is thrilled for being a champion in his first season as a coach after a decorated career being a player.
“I am excited about the next level which is the O-League,” he said.
“Being with the boys and crown champions is a big step forward for me as well.
“I was once a football player and coming into coaching as a career now.
“To take the boys into the O-League is a big achievement for me and the boys”.
As the Solomon Islands winners, Warriors will be traveling to New Caledonia for the Group C of the 2020 OFC Champions League group stage.
“I think for us it’s a good group looking at the teams that we are going to compete with. I hope we can do well and advance into the next stage,” Fa’arodo added.
Warriors are drawn in Group C alongside AS Magenta (New Caledonia), AS Tiare Tahiti (Tahiti) and qualifying stage runner-up.
Henderson Eels will be competing in an all Melanesian group which consists of Malampa Revivors (Vanuatu), Lae City FC (PNG) and Lautoka FC (Fiji).
The OFC Champions League group stage next month in New Caledonia and Vanuatu.