Striker hopes to create historical past with males’s soccer in PG2023
JAYGRAY Sipakana, the previous Real Kakamora FC striker is eyeing a return to the nation’s nationwide males’s soccer squad for the Pacific Games 2023.
His purpose is to crew up with the squad and obtain the nation’s first gold medal within the Pacific Games right here in Honiara subsequent yr.
He is extra decided to be again within the squad after he did not journey with the nationwide crew to the latest World Cup Qualifiers in Qatar.
The rising star striker was left behind with two different gamers from travelling with the squad, as a consequence of vaccination necessities.
“My purpose is to return to the squad for the Pacific Games subsequent yr.
“For me to safe a spot within the squad, I need to preserve my health and work additional laborious.
“That’s exactly what I’m doing now,” he instructed Star Sports yesterday.
Sipakana is at present plying his commerce with Nadi FC within the Digicel Premier League in Fiji.
Sipakana scored his first objective in Nadi FC’s 3-0 win over Navua FC over the weekend.
Prior to the nationwide crew’s departure for the latest World Cup qualifiers, National crew Coach Felipe Arango made it clear that Sipakana has the potential and it will be good to have him within the crew.
“I referred to as him to observe as a result of I consider in his sport and potential, and for me it’s unhappy and disappointing to not have him within the crew.
“But all of them have to keep working hard, and probably will have another opportunity,” Felipe stated.
Sipakana has made fast transitions from the Solomon Cup to the Telekom S-league (TSL), then to the National squad and now enjoying his first ever soccer profession overseas.
By CARLOS ARUAFU