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Our Telekom first to answer call

Marketing manager of Our Telekom, Robertson Szetu, personally handed over the donation to the SIFF technical director/adviser Laurent Papillon. The t-shirts were issued the same day to the members of the 40-man training squad named on Saturday.
Papillon thanked Our Telekom for their donation saying that from the first day all players need to look in uniform.
“Thank you to Our Telekom for answering our request. It will mean much to the players when they are in uniform – this is the first sign of team unity,” Papillon said.
Szetu said that Our Telekom is proud to be a partner with the national team because it is about national pride.
“When it comes to the national football team it is about our pride as Solomon Islands and Our Telekom is always happy to assist this team. We will continue to partner with our team as they start this campaign,” Szetu said.
The donation from Our Telekom followed a public appeal by Papillon when announcing the team list. He said that the national team will need much support from the public and urged all companies to assist in any way that they can.
The Bonitos received unprecedented community support leading up to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) nations cup. However, the qualifying round, which involves 6 international matches will require an even greater amount of support.
“I call upon the companies out there to support this team because we need the backing of the whole country to achieve the dream that this country has,” SIFF general secretary Eddie Ngava said.
The Bonitos play their first match in the qualifying round against Tahiti in Honiara on September 7.