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Hou: We are ready for the challenge

Speaking to the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) media office before leaving for American Samoa Hou described that he looks forward to take the pitch with his team starting with Tonga.
“We have trained really well under the care of our coaches and I think we all want to start our campaign in this championship – it is something we are eager and excited about,” Hou says.
“I feel confident in the ability of my players because we have all shared the toughness of training and we have bonded greatly. It will be a good feeling to take on the challenge that is ahead of us with these boys around me,” outlines Hou.
The line-up for Solomon Islands group includes Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tonga and hosts American Samoa offering a variety of playing styles. While Tahiti and Vanuatu are considered the greatest threats the Solomon Islands captain is not writing off their other two group opponents.
“Each team we play is a challenge for us whether it is Tahiti or American Samoa. We do not expect any easy matches, yet we expect to work hard and sacrifice to get the result we want,” says Hou.
Hou took up the captaincy of the Solomon Islands Under-17 Team with unanimous support from his colleagues who value the on and off field leadership displayed by the X-Beam midfielder.
Hou adds to his command over his players a footballing ability that has won him admiration from his head coach, Jacob Moli.
Moli says that Hou is magnificient find for Solomon Islands football and a player that has the potential to play internationally.
“This kid is blessed with the talent to play football. His skillset is amazing and I cannot overstate his importance to our team. Of course, he will be one of our main players in the competition,” Moli says.
In the local Telekom S-League Under-16 competition, Hou, won the Golden Ball Award as the best player of the season after leading his club, X-Beam, to victory.

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