Marist Football Club
Marist v Henderson Eels
S-League is back and Marist’s title defence begins with a game against Henderson Eels at Lawson Tama Stadium on Saturday 19th August.
So the s-league season 2017-2018 will commence coming weekend…That’s right!! After a long gruelling pre-season, the country’s top flight football makes a welcome return to Lawson Tama Stadium on Saturday afternoon as the defending champions Marist face Henderson Eels in the first match of the opening weekend.
After a successful pre-season with two wins, one draw and one defeat, Marist FC are fully focused on making a winning start comes Saturday.
This will be Marist’s first competitive game since the OFC Champions league early this year in Tahiti. Our major signings this season, Fa’arodo, Talo, Waroi and Diego all expected to start on Saturday. Marcelo is still recovering from hamstring injury and he’ll likely to start on our next game. The boss is expected to give further announcement on the squad on Friday. Meanwhile, Henderson Eels are also banking on their experienced line up with the likes of Alick Maemae, Freddie Kini, David Muta, Joses Nawo, Tutizama, Dennis Ifunaoa, all expected to start on Saturday.
Marist and Henderson Eels last met in a friendly match at DC Park last month, Henderson won 3-1 (Marist’s only defeat in the pre-season). Saturday’s opener will be an exciting one as Marist will be looking for maximum points against the unpredictable Eels side. Guilherme Guedes boasts a formidable record of scoring 5 of Marist 7goals in the OFC Champions league, has scored 5goals in 4 pre-season matches. Guilherme will no doubt fancy his chances of finding the net again on his S-League debut for Marist against Henderson Eels.
The game will kick-off at 2pm and we hope fans outside Honiara can be able to listen live on SIBC Radio commentaries. You can also keep up with all the action as it happens via our Facebook book page and by following our official twitter account @MaristFC2017.
S-League Full Fixtures (week 1)
Saturday 19 August
Marist FC v Henderson Eels (2pm)
Solomon Warriors v Real Kakamora (4pm)
Sunday 20 August
Kossa v FC Guadalcanal (2pm)
Malaita Kings v Western United (4pm)