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…

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…

Kooline coach satisfied

The coach for the SIPA Futsal league champions, Kooline, Stanley Puiarana feels satisfied after winning the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge third-fourth playoff at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kooline defeated Mataks 8-4 in the loser’s final match on Saturday. Puiarana said they concentrated on their defense and made use of their scoring chance. “Really impressed…

Marist Champs

Wins SIPA Top Eight Champs By CARLOS ARUAFU Marist Futsal team is the new champion of the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge after defeating a tough KF Gold side 6-3 to seal their victory, at the Multipurpose Hall on Saturday afternoon. It was not an easy ride for the experienced Marist side as they were pushed…