Solomons thrash Tonga

National U-17 soccer team kick off their campaign at the OFC U-17 championship with a huge goal difference, thrashing Tonga 10-1 at Pago park stadium in American Samoa on Wednesday. But it was Tonga who scores first with a shocking goal in 14 minutes when their striker Soakai Vea goes around Solomon Islands goal keeper…

Western United in serious training

The current leader of the Telekom S-league (TSL), Western United FC is undergoing serious training in preparation for the resumption of the TSL competition. On Wednesday the team, under the watchful eye of head coach Commins Menapi continues their fitness drills, ball passing and small sided games at Ports Authority sport field. The team which…

Huge scores for Solo and Vanuatu

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have opened Group B with high score wins on Match Day 2 of the OFC U-17 Championship. Vanuatu started the game by putting heavy pressure on American Samoa. Sylvain Worworbu found the back of the net after eight minutes to give his team an early advantage. Solid in defence, American Samoa…

Totori wary of Tahiti

Gershom Totori is a hot shot with a very famous Solomon Islands’ football name. Yet the 16-year-old from Malaita is no relation to namesake Benjamin Totori who played professional football for Portland Timbers and the Wellington Phoenix. “I am not related to Benjamin Totori but he is from Malaita Province like me, “Totori said, “I…

NOCSI yet to confirm relay baton

National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) is yet to receive confirmation on the arrival of the South Pacific Games relay baton in the country. President of NOCSI Martin Rara said they only received email from Pacific games committee that the relay baton will be going around in the participating countries but there were no…

Provincial Gov’t urge to support sport

Malaita Tennis Association (MTA) has called on its provincial government to include sport in its development plan. Speaking to Star sport, president of MTA Raphael Angi’i said sport plays an important role in building better life for youths and children. “In many occasions sport prevent youths from engaging in unlawful activities and do better things…

Audit shock: $54.15m of gov’t payments could not be accounted for

THERE’S widespread lack of transparency and accountability in government expenditures, a major audit of government accounts, revealed. Missing payment vouchers from various ministries totalling more than $54 million could not be located, the audit, carried out by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), said. Acting Auditor General Robert Cohen yesterday released his office’s findings.…