WINNING START

National men’s squad wins opener in Qatar THE country’s national men’s team has made a positive start to their World Cup Qualifiers with an opening 2-0 win over Cook Islands in Qatar yesterday morning. First half goals by Atkin Kaua and Alvin Hou were enough to seal victory and register the first three points. Atkin…

FORMER CAPTAIN OPTIMISTIC

The Solomon Islands most capped international player and former inspirational captain Henry Fa’arodo Junior is optimistic the current national team can proceed in the next stage in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Oceania qualifier. Fa’arodo shared his thoughts with the Solomon island Football Federation (SIFF) media officer Simon Abana in a chat via zoom, yesterday.…

NHA SUPPORTS CAPACITY OF NSC

NSC will inherit and manage all facilities as a key legacy of Sol2023 The National Hosting Authority (NHA) has extended its arm to support the capacity building of the National Sports Council (NSC) as the main body established by the Solomon Islands Government purposely to support the development of sports in the country. This follows…

NO TURNING BACK

PG23 groundwork drivers economic activity, growth Uninformed calls for the delay of the 2023 Pacific Games will not turn back the National Government since the Games preparation is the single largest catalyst that is driving economic activity at this point in time for the country. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance on Friday to…

Young players ‘impressive’

NATIONAL men’s football team coach, Felipe Arango has applauded the team’s young players for stepping up during their recent three friendly matches in Brisbane, Australia. Felipe told media in a zoom interview describing the young talents’ performance as ‘impressive.’ He was responding to questions asked on how the young players are coping with the level…

INJURY SCARE

Javin Wae likely to miss opening match in Qatar YOUNG defender Javin Wae is most likely to miss the opening match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ OFC preliminary competition next week. Wae sustained an ankle injury during the team’s final friendly match against Lions FC early this week. National men’s football team coach,…