SI duo seek revenge against Hekari Utd

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TWO matches get underway on Saturday when the 2010-11 O-League season startsthis weekend.
Koloale FC will host Fiji club champions Lautoka FC at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara while Papua New Guinea and O-League champions Hekari United meet Amical FC of Vanuatu at the Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby.
But for two former Solomon Islands and Hekari United players Stanley Waita and Alick Mamae, this would be revenge against their former Papua New Guinea club.
Maemae and Waita had made headlines in PNG and Solomon Islands early this year after an ongoing controversy with the Hekari United FC.
The duo allegedly walked out of the Hekari camp for unknown reasons but it was for sure that the ill feelings for their former team would be exposed when they clash this weekend.
After a successful season with Hekari in the recent O-league season, they both decided to switch to Amical FC in Vanuatu.
Although they had an  upper hand to continue their streak with Hekari in the World Club Championships in Abu Dhabi in December, they opted to walk away because they knew something was not right.
For  Waita the first opening match would  be seen as revenge because of his axing from the club.
And as for Maemae who was dubbed as “Mr Cool” in PNG football league, he would  be facing a crowd who used to cheer for him during his tenure in PNG.
Waita was axed from Hekari after failing to compromise with the Hekari FC management over some matters regarding his failure to go back to PNG as was requested.
Maemae, on the other hand, walked out of the club for unknown circumstances.
With the departure of the two most influential players who had helped Hekari beat Waitekere FC to book a place in the World Club championships, Hekari only have three Solomon Islands players – namely  Henry Fa’arodo Jr, Benjamin Mela and Joachim Waroi.
But Hekari since the departure of their Solomon Islands imports have turned to Fiji to fill in the gaps. – Solomon Star