ATHLETES PREP STARTS 2021

COVID-19 blocking SISLI construction By CARLOS ARUAFU PREPARATION of local athletes for the 2023 Pacific Games will start next year, two years before the Pacific Games arrive in Honiara. This was confirmed by the Sol2023 National Hosting Authority Chief Executive Officer Christian Nieng. Nieng said Solomon Islands’ aim of winning 40 medals is still very…

Women help work on soccer field

WOMEN of Aitolo village in the Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province, have stepped in to help the men work by digging and clearing a new soccer field. According to the Folofoloua Football League (FFL) President  Lesley Sanga, the women took the stand to help the men because they understand the struggles the men are experiencing to…

Athletes abroad safe

SOLOMON Islands sports athletes living overseas are safe from the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to reports reaching Star Sports. Star Sports have been in contact with some of the athletes overseas and has received reports that no one has been reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. “We are fine, none of us…

Sore: Central market to remain open

HONIARA’s central market will still be carrying out its normal services despite the threats of the COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands.  Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk Rence Sore revealed this when responding to concerns raised by the public for its actions to keep the Central Market open whilst closing other satellite markets as its measures…

NOCSI: Take precaution

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has called on all provincial sports associations and athletes to take extra precautions against the Coronavirus Pandemic. NOCSI President Martin Rara urged all athletes to maintain hygiene during the break. “As the President of the Olympic Committee, I would like all provincial athletes to consider your health…

Athletics optimistic

DESPITE the cancellation of most of the sporting events in the country due to coronavirus precautionary measures, Athletics Federation of Solomon Islands is still certain their planned national championship proposed for this year will still take place.  The federation’s Secretary General Chris Walasi confirmed this to Star Sports, Thursday. “The Easter half marathon that is…

NO FUN RUN

THE annual Easter Rotary Fun Run proposed for this year is now being canceled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The annual event normally takes place during Easter Monday where hundreds would join the mass race from Lawson Tama up towards the Kola-Ridge area and back through the Kukum highway to Lawson Tama. Each…

Konofilia says it’s unfair

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konofilia says SIFF is unfair with their decision for not quickly responding to the incident involving a Solomon Warriors FC player and Henderson Eels player. Konofilia was responding to a recent clarification from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).  “Firstly the question that needs answering is, why did the SIFF…

DUO END TRIALS 

SOLOMON Island young footballers, Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana have completed their trials with Melbourne Victory in Australia. This was confirmed by the Oceania Football Centre. The duo has been training with the Melbourne Victory U18 team in the first week and the U21 squad in the second week.  “BASI Futbol confirmed that Solomon Islands…

SIFF to consider measures on coronavirus

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will have an emergency meeting on Monday 16 March to come up with measures to contain the likely spreading of the coronavirus in the country. SIFF President, William Lai said his executive will convene for the meeting despite there is no confirmed case in the Solomon Islands. “We…