5 Dec 2002

Solomons to host Melanesian match

11:21 am on 5 December 2002

Solomon Islands will host the inaugural match of the tri-nation football tournament with its two closest Melanesian neighbours, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

The presidents of the PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands Football Federations announced in Honiara that the first match will be between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in April.

In a joint communique, the three football bosses says the tournament will be played on a home and away basis, adding that the event will help to establish stronger links between the three countries.