Senior squad lost first friendly match

The Solomon Islands national men’s football team lost 4-1 to Australia’s Sydney FC in their first friendly match last Sunday. A lone goal from Solomon Warrior’s striker, Dennis Ifunaoa could not help the national side to beat the A-League powerhouse Sydney FC. This is the first of three friendly matches the squad will play in…

Boxers’ absence, a concern

President of the Honiara Amateur boxing Association (HABA) has expressed his disappointment over the non-attendance of boxers who weigh in but did not compete during the official opening of this year’s boxing competition over the weekend. John Firifote said, HABA will not tolerate such behaviour adding this type of attitude must not be entertained. “I…

Solo takes on Tahiti in opener

Solomon Islands will take on Tahiti for their opening match of 2016 the Oceania Futsal Championship which also serves as the Oceania Futsal World Cup Qualifiers. This was revealed by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) last Sunday. The Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru will battle against the Tahiti national futsal team tomorrow at 8pm…

Nawo stays with national team

One of the three Solomon Islands national football players who were center of the row between the Solomon Islands national coach and Vanuatu’s Amicale FC’s manager has decided to remain with the national squad for the Australian tour. National head coach, Coach Moses Toata on Tuesday confirmed that Joses Nawo has decided to remain with…

TSL teams gear up for league

CLUBS that qualify for the Telekom S-league (TSL) championship have begun serious training ahead of the premier league which is set to start next month. Solomon Warriors, Western United, Koloale, KOSSA, Marist Fire, Guadalcanal, Real Kakamora, West Honiara and Malaita Kingz are the nine clubs that will be competing this year. The S-league champs Solomon…

NOCSI impressed with response from federations

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) is impressed with the response of National Sports Federations (NFs) following a call to resume early training. Early this month, NOCSI president Martin Rara made a call to all NFs to resume trainings in preparations for upcoming sports competitions both regional and international. “Following the call, many…

Taekwondo returns to the ring

Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union SITU is calling on the national taekwondo team to resume its training this week in preparation for the upcoming international tournaments this year. SITU Secretary General John Alick made the call yesterday for athletes who represented the country in the recent Pacific Games to attend training starting this morning. Alick said…

Amicale defends decision, Toata apologised

The manager of Vanuatu’s Amicale Football Club, Andrew Leong has hit back at head coach of the Solomon Islands men’s national football squad, Moses Toata saying he has never stopped any player from their national duties. Toata on Monday expressed disappointment against Vanuatu’ Amicale FC manager, Andrew Leong’s for “luring three of the country’s national…

Boxing to resume bouts

Boxing fans and supporters will witness the first boxing actions for this year when the Honiara Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) resumed bouts on Saturday, January 30. This was confirmed by the Honiara Amateur Boxing Association. The HABA calls on all participating clubs to report to the HABA Office to confirm that their boxers are ready…