HFA pre-season starts

Honiara Football Association (HFA) has kicked off its pre-season tournament over the weekend which featured matches. The competition kicked off at King George Sixth School North Ground with four clubs who had paid in their registration fees before the due date last week. The four clubs include Ghaobata Gwale FC from Guadalcanal province, San Jorge…

‘We can be best’

International player Michael Fifi’i says Solomon Islands can produce best team in the O-league if club owners and players care about national interest than personal. Mr Fifi’i who is playing for Kiwi FC of Samoa in the current O-league learned that out of the eight clubs competing in the O-league five clubs are recruiting Solomon…

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…