Tough O’League opener

NADI skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara is anticipating a tough battle against Auckland City in their first O’League game to be held at Churchill Park next month. The ace goalkeeper said it would be a battle between experience and new kids on the block. Mateinaqara said the visitors would be tough having tasted top level competition while…

MMTM’S FIRST TASTE OF VICTORY

Newly introduced basketball team MMTM has registered its first win of the Namson Tran basketball tournament after defeating the U19 select side on Sunday at the Multipurpose Hall. MMTM ended their first game of the competition with a final score of 46 – 33. It was an equally fought match which saw the young U19…

Association inks new deal

SUVA Volleyball Association has signed a new partnership with Digicel Fiji to promote the development of the sport at club level. The mobile company has invested about $22,000 per year for a period of three years to assist club competition within the association. SVA official Viliame Katia said they acknowledged Digicel for coming on board…

Harmon wins CIFA election

Lee Harmon was re-elected as Cook Islands Football Association President for another term. Lee Harmon was re-elected as President of Cook Islands Football Association for another term over his opponent Raymond Newnham, with overwhelming support as Harmon received almost eighty percent of the votes at the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General meeting was held…

Japan donation boosts recovery effort

The All Whites trip to Japan earlier this month will have a direct benefit for football in Christchurch after the Japan FA donated a portion of the gate takings from the March 5 match to the region’s earthquake recovery effort. The Japan FA has donated $57,000 from the proceeds of the All Whites v Japan…

What’s wrong with the GS post?

National Sports Federations (NFs) have questioned why appointment of a new general secretary for the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has been delayed for so long. In a written statement yesterday concerned members of various federations called upon NOCSI to explain why it has taken so long for NOCSI to vote a person…

Warriors wins friendly

Solomon Islands Oceania Club Championship representative, Solomon Warriors FC has won their first friendly match on home soil thrashing the Select side 6-0 at the Lawson Tama Stadium on Sunday Gibson Daudau got the scoring underway for Warriors before the half hour mark from a superb free kick which he placed to the far side…

FIFA investigates WC corruption

Sepp Blatter admits ethics committee is examining Telegraph disclosures that FIFA’s former vice-president Jack Warner was paid £720,000 ($F2,219m)five days after Qatar was awarded 2022 World Cup. FIFA has acknowledged new corruption allegations relating to the 2022 World Cup ballot disclosed by the Telegraph this week. After failing to comment for three days, a statement…

All Whites in pre-Cup kickaround

They didn’t qualify for the World Cup but the All Whites may play in South America in June after all. New Zealand Football are looking at the possibility of a game in the Americas before the World Cup and have already received an offer for a match on the continent against a South American nation…

FIJI FA awards honours Roy

Fijian international and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is Fiji Football’s First Ambassador. He was honoured during the Global Flight Centre/Fiji FA Awards at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka Satrurday night. Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel praised Krishna for making Fiji Football proud. “We are proud of Krishna’s achievement. He is different from other Fijian…