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Commins Menapi

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Full name  Commins Menapi
1998–1999  Marist FC
Position  Forward
Years  Team
Height  1.85 m

Playing position  Striker
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Solomon Islands
Name  Commins Menapi
Current team  Marist Fire F.C.
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Date of birth  (1977-09-18) 18 September 1977 (age 38)

Commins Menapi Goal (A Short Tribute)


Commins Menapi (born 18 September 1977) is a Solomon Islands striker, who is currently a Marist FC player.

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Solomon Islands footballer Commins Menapi died at 40


Club career

He has also played for YoungHeart Manawatu in New Zealand, Sydney United of the old National Soccer League in Australia and for Marist FC, a club from the Solomon Islands.

In the 2006–2007 season, he became the first player to be sent off in a New Zealand Football Championship Grand Final with a nasty studs up kick on Auckland City defender Riki van Steeden. Van Steeden's leg was broken in the incident and Waitakere United lost the final 3–2 however, he would not be suspended for the OFC Champions League final against Ba F.C. because of the OFC and New Zealand Football being two separate organisations. Commins has rejoined Solomon Islands team Marist FC after a period spent as a free agent.

International career

He has represented the Solomon Islands national football team on over 30 occasions, scoring a record 34 goals (including 7 against non-FIFA members). Menapi is arguably the most famous Solomon Islands footballer, after scoring twice for his country against Australia in a sensational 2–2 draw in the Oceania Nations Cup group match in 2004. The result was the only game in the competition that Australia did not win, and the result also ensured Solomon Islands' progression to the next phase at the expense of New Zealand. In that tournament, Menapi scored four goals in six games.

International Goals

* indicates goals against non-FIFA members

References

Commins Menapi Wikipedia


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