HE is a naturally “cool” player.
You always hear squealing, ovation and surprises around the stadium from the crowd whenever “Mr Cool” gains possession of the ball.
The Solomon Islands homegrown maestro Alick Maemae, imported by Hekari United, proved destructive upfront with his smooth, calm, sneaky and creative footwork in last Saturday’s 4-1 win over Marist FC in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Maemae opened the scoreboard when he fired a shot from a Stanley Waeta cross to hit the roof of the net.
He nailed the third goal with a sensational curve that sailed over Marist’s goalkeeper to find the target.
It was an incredible goal that surprised theMarist goalkeeper and the opposition.
Maemae raced down the left flank to a very difficult angle before curving the ball with his left boot.
He scored two goals against Marist FC and his sly and silky footwork caused all sorts of nuisance for Marist throughout the entire match.
Asked after the match what it felt like scoring against Marist on the home turf, Maemae said it was about who you were playing for.
“I am with Hekari United and it feels good scoring against the home boys at home.
“It is just normal but sure it is nice to score against these guys in front of the home crowd,” he said.
Maemae’s combination with Henry Fa’arodo on the flank and Stanley Waeta in midfield proved disastrous against Marist as the home boys ran the show for Hekari United FC.