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Kirios arrive back home

The Kirios finished fourth overall ahead of Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu but behind New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands.
Their hope to return home with a medal was dashed on Friday when they lost to Cook Islands by 2 goals to nil in the third and fourth final.
Despite their position in the championship the Kirios have drawn for themselves a lot of positives to build upon for the next tournament.
Head coach Timothy Inifiri said that the players and the team as a whole has gotten stronger from the experience.
“We have learned a lot, especially from playing a professional side like New Zealand,” Inifiri said.
“Their level of discipline, their playing tactics, skills and commitment is something I believe that all teams in the championship have learned from.”
Families, friends and supporters gathered at Henderson airport to welcome the team home and a small reception was held for them at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Academy.
SIFF General Secretary, Eddie Ngava, congratulated the players for their achievement saying that SIFF is proud of what they have been able to do at the championship.
“Your performance this year has shown that we are getting the edge against our opponents,” Ngava said.
The team will take a break of 2 weeks before resuming training in anticipation for a favourable decision from the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) regarding their place in the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

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