PNG boxers bow out of regional Olympic qualifiers

Port Moresby (The National) – PAPUA New Guinea’s boxers all bowed out of competition at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Quian’an, China, with welterweight Andrew Asaiga losing to Iranian Sajjad Kazemzadehposhtiri on Monday. Jonathan Keama, lost his middleweight (75kg) bout to Australia’s Jason Lewis via a unanimous decision on Sunday. Keama, after a courageous start…

$2M deal sealed

SIPA and SIFF sign biggest deal THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has finally signed the $2 million dollar pledge made by SIPA early last month to support Kurukuru’s preparation for the World Cup. The FIFA Futsal World Cup kicks off in Colombia in September. The signing took…

Kakamora sports carnival set

Eight secondary schools have been confirmed for the 2016 Our Telekom Kakamora inter-secondary schools Athletics carnival to be held at Waimapuru National Secondary Athletics track from 11th April – 15th April. They are Santa Ana CHS, Namuga CHS, Waimasi CHS, FMC CHS, Pawa PSS, Ramah CHS and Waimapuru National Secondary School. Waimapuru will host this…

Good start for 3×3 series

THE 2016 3×3 Basketball Series, Game 1 has made a great start on Easter Monday, with Marist team 1 registering their determination to take out this whole three game series by beating Pinoy Slashers in the grand final, with a nail biting 21 – 18 finish. Marist A fielded their highly experienced team which comprised…

HFA preseason into third round

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) pre-season league has entered its round three matches. After the round three of the competition Breeze Land United and Sa’a United has topped the league with two impressive wins also with six points each. K. United FC are on third spot with a single win and two losses while Honiara…

A home at last for Kurukuru

FIFA to financially support the construction of a Futsal court WORLD football governing body – FIFA has given its blessing for the approval to financially support the construction of a new Futsal court in the country. This means the Kurukuru team and any organised Futsal leagues and competition in the country will now have its…

Friendly showdown today

AFTER weeks of waiting, the day has finally arrived to witness the Solomon Islands national men’s football team taking on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national side in the first of two friendly matches. This match will kick off at 3pm today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Hundreds of football fans and supporters are expected…

‘Islanders skillful footballers’

THE former Danish footballer, coach and manager and the current head coach of the Papua New Guinea national men’s football team says Pacific players are skilful just like European players. Flemming Seritslev made this statement yesterday when responding to media query on how he can distinguish the standard of football in the Pacific compared to…

Easter road race this Saturday

Athletics Solomon Easter Road Race, branded as Credit Corp/ LKP Easter Road Race challenge is set to be staged this Saturday for interested athletes in and around Honiara. Junior Robert Anisi of the Athletics Solomon confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday. “Athletics Solomon will host the Credit Corp/ LKP Easter Road Race challenge this Saturday,’’…