From grassroots to the top

WELLINGTON, (SUDAY STAR TIMES) – They are two of New Zealand rugby’s hottest prospects and they both came here on student visas to attend high school. Fiji’s Waisake Naholo and Tonga’s Malakai Fekitoa were quickly spotted by provincial talent scouts and were soon on a fast track to All Black stardom. Fekitoa won a scholarship…

Boxing back in action

The Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) has officially kicked off boxing competition for this year over the weekend. A total of 11 bouts were staged at the Multipurpose Hall to mark the commencement of the competition in the country after being revived late last year. Quite a few fighters made their first debut in the…

Senior squad lost first friendly match

The Solomon Islands national men’s football team lost 4-1 to Australia’s Sydney FC in their first friendly match last Sunday. A lone goal from Solomon Warrior’s striker, Dennis Ifunaoa could not help the national side to beat the A-League powerhouse Sydney FC. This is the first of three friendly matches the squad will play in…

Boxers’ absence, a concern

President of the Honiara Amateur boxing Association (HABA) has expressed his disappointment over the non-attendance of boxers who weigh in but did not compete during the official opening of this year’s boxing competition over the weekend. John Firifote said, HABA will not tolerate such behaviour adding this type of attitude must not be entertained. “I…

Solo takes on Tahiti in opener

Solomon Islands will take on Tahiti for their opening match of 2016 the Oceania Futsal Championship which also serves as the Oceania Futsal World Cup Qualifiers. This was revealed by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) last Sunday. The Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru will battle against the Tahiti national futsal team tomorrow at 8pm…

Nawo stays with national team

One of the three Solomon Islands national football players who were center of the row between the Solomon Islands national coach and Vanuatu’s Amicale FC’s manager has decided to remain with the national squad for the Australian tour. National head coach, Coach Moses Toata on Tuesday confirmed that Joses Nawo has decided to remain with…

TSL teams gear up for league

CLUBS that qualify for the Telekom S-league (TSL) championship have begun serious training ahead of the premier league which is set to start next month. Solomon Warriors, Western United, Koloale, KOSSA, Marist Fire, Guadalcanal, Real Kakamora, West Honiara and Malaita Kingz are the nine clubs that will be competing this year. The S-league champs Solomon…