Solomon Islands Kurukuru and Dawn FC player Calvin Do’oro has signed with Chines Futsal League side Xiangyu FC this week.
SIFF received the offer from the Chines club after the recent Melanesian Cup and assisted the player with all the paperwork including his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and communication.
All transfer formalities are completed pending a Chinese visa for the player.
SIFF is calling on the Chinese Embassy in Honiara and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help the player with his visa immediately so he can leave for China soon as the player needs to play in the second round of the season for his new club.
This is a breakthrough in sports for Solomon Islands and China to see a Solomon Islander playing in China and a positive outcome for the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
It will also benefit the player’s family and contribute to the country’s economy through remittance as the player will be paid on a professional contract.
Meanwhile, Do’oro is currently away with the national futsal team on national duty in Vietnam and is awaiting his visa to confirm the next phase of his move to China.
Xiangyu FC plays in the Chinese Super League and consists of 12 clubs.
Do’oro caught the eyes of fans and coaches with his player of the tournament performances at the Melanesian Futsal Cup in Fiji last month helping Solomon Islands Kurukuru lift the trophy and finished the tournament as joint top scorer with Ramzan of Fiji.