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Tok Football radio show debuts

The 15-minute show is centred on the Telekom S-League but it also covers news from other football events throughout Solomon Islands, the region and the world.
SIFF media officer, Joseph Boso, is co-hosting the program alongside locally renowned SIBC sports reporter Roland Ko’ofuli who has become a popular football commentator alongside the legendary Bart Basia.
Boso says that SIFF is continuing to expand its reach through the media and the Tok Football show is one such project which has been in the pipeline since early 2010.
“SIFF is pleased to give the public another avenue to access news about the biggest sport in the country. This program is for football fans throughout the country and we aim to expand it over the coming months for the enjoyment of listeners,” Boso says.
Funding for the program comes from major football partner Our Telekom who is also the sponsor of the Telekom S-League and Boso says that without this assistance SIFF would not have been able to bring the program to the public.
“SIFF thanks Our Telekom for continuing to support football in more ways than one. This radio show brings football to an ever bigger audience and Our Telekom is responsible for making it possible,” Boso says.
The program opens with news from the Telekom S-League and from there it covers other football news in the country before briefly reaching into football news from the region and the world and among the first news items were Koloale’s 2 – 1 win over Hekari United and Bilikiki’s loss at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) beach soccer championship.
Boso explains that SIFF has chosen radio because it is the only medium in Solomon Islands that covers most of the country so it is the optimum choice for the Tok Football program, however, plans are in place for a television version of the program to be launched but a date has not been talked about at this stage.
“Eventually, SIFF aims to centralise the production of football news and information programs which will be delivered through television, radio, print and via the Internet. This will make it possible for us to reach out to more people despite the size of the organisation,” Boso says.
The Tok Football shows airs on Mondays at 5:30pm.

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