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New additions to SIFF staff

Gideon Omokirio joins the SIFF technical department where he will be working with existing staff on education programs spanning across football, futsal and beach soccer and later in the year he will assume the newly created post of beach soccer elite head coach under the FIFA funded Goal Football program.
Omokirio is not a new face in football having been involved as a player for 17 years.
In those 17 years he has represented Solomon Islands at the youth and senior level in football and has been a member of the national beach soccer team since 2006.
Omokirio says that he feels privileged to become a staff member at the national football federation because it helps him to expand his career into the development of football after a long playing career.
“I think it is the right move for me to work in SIFF because I am sure that here I can continue my commitment and passion for football at another level,” Omokirio says.
Omokirio brings with him a wealth of experience and professionalism from his 12 years working in the local banking sector and on the football side he holds an English FA Level 2 coaching license in addition to FIFA certificates for beach soccer coaching.
The other new staff member is Jerry Ruakana who is working in the finance department and will oversee the accounts for the Our Telekom partnership and projects including FIFA Goal, Win in Oceania and LEARN&play.
Ruakana holds a diploma in accounting from the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education and has 25 years of experience from working in the banking and private sector.
SIFF General Secretary Eddie Ngava, says that the office is privileged to receive such qualified and motivated people into the existing team.
“We are developing a strong team to meet our obligations to FIFA and OFC, our partners and to the public so Gideon and Jerry are a welcome addition to the office. Both are experienced and I am sure that SIFF will greatly benefit from their service,” Ngava says.
The number of full time staff working at SIFF has now increased to 16.

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