Football edges closer

SOLOMON Islands men’s football team will compete with Vanuatu on the final day of competition to decide who takes home the gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games. This is after the national side defeated Melanesian arch rivals New Caledonia 1-0 at the Korman Stadium last night. Attacking midfielder Atkin Kaua’s lone goal in the…

Rara out, Iroga in-charge

THE Athletics Solomon Federation has a new president, he is James Iroga. Iroga replaced the former president Martin Rara who received his marching order because of poor leadership.  A statement from Athletics Federation General Secretary Chris Walasi said the Executive Board acted according to the Federation’s constitution Rule 9 A and B. “The Executive may…

GREAT ACHIEVEMENT

MARIST FC interim head coach Jerry Allan says to have nine players in the national team that will represent the country in the Vanuatu Mini Games next month is a great achievement for his players and the club. The interim head coach made the sentiment to Star Sports after the national coach Felipe Vega-Arango named…

Lai: It’s our dream

SOLOMON Island Football Federation (SIFF) President William Lai says ‘It’s our dream’ to qualify for a FIFA sanction tournament as the country won bid to host two international tournaments next year. The country is set to host the OFC Champions League Group D and U16 World Cup qualifiers in Honiara. As hosts of qualifying tournaments…

Kingz upsets Eels

MALAITA Kingz handed a major blow to Henderson Eels’ OFC Champions League ambition with a 4-3 win on Wednesday in the Telekom S-League midweek clash at Lawson Tama Stadium. Eels who had the chance to leapfrog KOSSA in second place with a win started the match slowly as they conceded an early goal from Michael…

Panatina school, U19 champs

PANATINA community high school clinched the Honiara Football Association (HFA) Under 19 football tournament with a convincing 3-0 victory over Numbu community high school yesterday at Lawson Tama Stadium. Both teams started the grand-final on equal terms as they searched for an early goal. Numbu who won the HFA U15 tournament earlier this year got…

SIX NOCSI OFFICIALS AXED

SIX Vice presidents who are executive members of the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) were removed in an Extraordinary Congress meeting held at the Heritage Park hotel on Wednesday. The 6 were members of the NOCSI executive board and their removal was due to amendments made in the constitution during the Extraordinary Congress…

Body building showdown set

All the athletes and officials from South Pacific Teams have arrived in Honiara ahead of the 23rd South Pacific Bodybuilding & Physique championship set to kick off today here in Honiara. Vice President of the Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF) Dickson Kae said all the athletes and officials who will take part in the…

Micah’s contract intact

SOLOMON Islands dual international Micah Lea’alafa’s contract with Auckland City is still valid despite his recent visa setback. Some local football fans questioned the player’s contract since he is seen in the country after the World Cup qualifiers in September. Auckland City Team Manager, David Firisua Jr told Star Sports the player is still a…

Team Solo gear up

Solomon Islands National Body Building team are gearing up for the 23rd South Pacific Body Building and Physique championship this weekend. The country is set to host the elite regional body building championship for the first time. There are 18 body builders camping at the Honiara Hotel after the conclusion of the Solomon Islands National…