Ailako, Fiu to attend champ

Alako and Fiu futsal clubs will be representing Malaita province in the upcoming Russell islands futsal championship in the Central Islands province. This tournament will take place on the 23rd to 27 June 2014. This was confirmed by the president of Auki futsal association Terry Oiaka yesterday. Mr Oiaka said, the competition is being organized…

Emblen names team with attacking intent

Interim head coach Neil Emblen has signalled an attacking intent in naming his All Whites side to meet South Africa at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland this evening. Emblen has made two changes from the team which was beaten 4-2 by the FIFA World CupTM-bound Japan side in March with Vfb Stuttgart striker Marco Rojas…

FIFA youth course participants finalised

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) technical department has finalised the thirty participants of the FIFA youth coaching course scheduled to take place next month. The course was originally planned for April but was postponed following the disastrous flooding in Honiara. SIFF decided then that it was not appropriate to hold the course at that…

Vanuatu, Fiji on the race

With only Vanuatu and Fiji in the running to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, this match is shaping up to be the unmissable encounter of the tournament. Fiji will go into the match on the back of three straight wins, while Vanuatu have two wins and a draw. With nine…

Mango ambition burns brightly

Goalkeeper Philip Mango remains ambitious despite his dreams of reaching the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand ending on Tuesday. But the Solomon Islands U-20 skipper and goalkeeper remains proud of his side’s efforts despite the results. He can hardly contain his joy at leading his national team. “It’s a privilege for me and…

Rugby league match this Friday

Solomon Islands Rugby League (SIRL) is organising another rugby league match between 2 Honiara select sides on Friday 30 May at Panatina oval at 4pm and invites all interested players, officials and supporters of the code to turn up at the field on the day. Solomon Islands Rugby League current executive is looking to kick…

Fiji U20 on track

The Vodafone Fiji under-20 side remains on track to qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup, thanks to their 3-0 win over Papua New Guinea Tuesday. It was another superb performance from the youngsters who ensured Fiji continued its winning run in the OFC U20 Championship and managed to keep another clean sheet.  That makes…

Rugby: Tikoirotuma to miss Fiji RWC qualifier

Asaeli Tikoirotuma is comfortable putting club ahead of country, as much as he’d like another cap for Fiji. The test winger will miss Fiji’s Rugby World Cup qualifier against the Cooks Islands next month, which is played a day after Super Rugby resumes.  The Chiefs wing shapes as an influential figure for the national team,…

NZ name training squad for Commonwealth Games

Gordon Tietjens has named an experience squad to prepare for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The squad features the inclusion of Kurt Baker and Pita Ahki who were both members of the All Blacks Sevens squad that won last year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.   “To go to a Commonwealth Games and do…

Game on for 52nd Samoa Independence

Samoa is getting ready to celebrate its 52nd year of Independence next week, in style. This weekend, the celebration will kick off in a most fitting way –with rugby. On Thursday, the inaugural Samoa Independence International (S.I.I.) Sevens tournament will kick off at Apia Park with the Under 20s.  A day later, the main competition…