Fiji’s Vodafone sponsored soccer

The Fiji Football Association has confirmed the dates and venue for the 2014 Vodafone Fiji FACT which is the first of the three local tournaments. The Association’s chief executive Bob Kumar said the group stage will be played on June 20-22 and the semifinals, final on June 28-29. Fiji FA also revealed that Ratu Cakobau…

Wrong score sees Hussain out of Natadola golf event

NATIONAL squad member Abid Hussain was disqualified from the Srixon Cleveland Fiji Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the Natadola Bay Championship course on Sunday. This is after Hussain signed off his card with a wrong score. National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra in consultation with Golf Australia made the decision to disqualify Hussain…

Phoenix release Huysegems, Bertos

Experienced Wellington Phoenix duo Stein Huysegems and Leo Bertos both announced yesterday that they will be leaving the A-League club. Bertos, 32, has had an injury-interrupted season after becoming a fan favourite on joining the Phoenix in 2008 and playing 127 times for the club. Huysegems, 31, has been with the club for the past…

Fiji’s soccer rankings dropped

FIJI dropped a spot in the latest FIFA rankings released this week. The national men’s team is now ranked 182. Fiji has not played any international matches since the Oceania Nations Cup in the Solomon Islands and the friendlies against the Fair Play Brazil team in 2012. Fiji dropped to 191 in June last year…

Tough match for Amicale

AMICALE FC coach Nathan Hall expects a tough contest against the star studded Auckland City FC team at the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League today. Amicale FC and Auckland FC face off in the crucial fixture that will decide the Group B winner. Both teams are unbeaten in the competition. Hall said the team had…

Ba ease through to semi-finals

Two wins and a final day 1-1 draw against Hekari United saw Ba FC become the first side through to semi-finals of the 2014 OFC Champions League yesterday afternoon. The side were assured their spot even before they kicked off against the Papua New Guinea champions, as AS Magenta found the form they’d been lacking…

Nadi trio banned from rest of OFC

The OFC Acting Chairman of the OFC Disciplinary Committee, Allen Park (Cook Islands) has moved to commute bans to three Nadi players ruling each out of the remainder of the OFC Champions League group stage competition. Parker, deciding as Chairman ruling alone, only has jurisdiction to impose a sanction of three matches or less.  The…

Vehicle collusions

Dear Editor – I wish to respond to certain points you raised about the accident. Firstly, thank you for raising the matter in the paper but there are certain points that were far from any truth. The driver at that time of the accident was me and there was no officer in the car with…

Peace dart champ set

The annual Zomo peace darts tournament sponsored by Our Telekom, Our Number 1 Solomon company, is on again this Easter at Gizo. The tournament is being held at Gizo from this Friday 18th to Monday 21st April during the Easter break. The purpose of the annual Easter dart tournament is to bring Zomo club members…

MMTM defeats Blazers

New basketball team, MMTM caused one of the biggest upsets in the Namson Tran basketball competition when they edged their way past the 2013 Honiara Basketball League champions, Blazers with an impressive 31-26 win at the Multipurpose Hall on Sunday. Both teams had the chance of coming out victorious after the match as they fought…