Solomons thrash Tonga

National U-17 soccer team kick off their campaign at the OFC U-17 championship with a huge goal difference, thrashing Tonga 10-1 at Pago park stadium in American Samoa on Wednesday. But it was Tonga who scores first with a shocking goal in 14 minutes when their striker Soakai Vea goes around Solomon Islands goal keeper…

Western United in serious training

The current leader of the Telekom S-league (TSL), Western United FC is undergoing serious training in preparation for the resumption of the TSL competition. On Wednesday the team, under the watchful eye of head coach Commins Menapi continues their fitness drills, ball passing and small sided games at Ports Authority sport field. The team which…

Totori wary of Tahiti

Gershom Totori is a hot shot with a very famous Solomon Islands’ football name. Yet the 16-year-old from Malaita is no relation to namesake Benjamin Totori who played professional football for Portland Timbers and the Wellington Phoenix. “I am not related to Benjamin Totori but he is from Malaita Province like me, “Totori said, “I…

NOCSI yet to confirm relay baton

National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) is yet to receive confirmation on the arrival of the South Pacific Games relay baton in the country. President of NOCSI Martin Rara said they only received email from Pacific games committee that the relay baton will be going around in the participating countries but there were no…

Provincial Gov’t urge to support sport

Malaita Tennis Association (MTA) has called on its provincial government to include sport in its development plan. Speaking to Star sport, president of MTA Raphael Angi’i said sport plays an important role in building better life for youths and children. “In many occasions sport prevent youths from engaging in unlawful activities and do better things…

Hopes high as team leaves

HOPES are high amongst managers and members of the Under 16 soccer team that left yesterday for American Samoa. The team are taking part in the Oceania Under 17 Competition which starts January 13. Coach Jacob Moli left a message to parents, fans, sponsors and the country that the team are going there to perform…

Paralympics roll out training

The Solomon Islands National Paralympics committee is in an intensive preparatory mode for the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea [PNG] this year. The games start July 4 and ends on the 18th. The Paralympics team is one of the sporting groups earmarked to take part in the games. Head coach Fa’amoana Topue said the…

Chief lauds Akan games

A WEEK-LONG Akan Christmas games at Kilu’ufi sports ground ended last week on a high note. The 7th Akan Christmas game was organised mainly to engage sports men and women from Ato, Kilu’ufi, Aligegeo and Niuniu villages to celebrate Christmas. Speaking at Aligegeo village a day after the official closing, Chief David Iro said the…

Another testimony of the goodness of sports

SPORTS continued to play a positive role in communities during the Christmas season. Another community that attracted youths from surrounding communities with a seven-aside-knock-out competition was Aufasu cillage, East Malaita. The village club hosted the competition starting on December 28. It attracted 14 teams from surrounding communities. Village elder Enoch Idui the village’s soccer club…