Konofilia says it’s unfair

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konofilia says SIFF is unfair with their decision for not quickly responding to the incident involving a Solomon Warriors FC player and Henderson Eels player. Konofilia was responding to a recent clarification from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF).  “Firstly the question that needs answering is, why did the SIFF…

DUO END TRIALS 

SOLOMON Island young footballers, Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana have completed their trials with Melbourne Victory in Australia. This was confirmed by the Oceania Football Centre. The duo has been training with the Melbourne Victory U18 team in the first week and the U21 squad in the second week.  “BASI Futbol confirmed that Solomon Islands…

SIFF to consider measures on coronavirus

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will have an emergency meeting on Monday 16 March to come up with measures to contain the likely spreading of the coronavirus in the country. SIFF President, William Lai said his executive will convene for the meeting despite there is no confirmed case in the Solomon Islands. “We…

Kooline coach satisfied

The coach for the SIPA Futsal league champions, Kooline, Stanley Puiarana feels satisfied after winning the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge third-fourth playoff at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kooline defeated Mataks 8-4 in the loser’s final match on Saturday. Puiarana said they concentrated on their defense and made use of their scoring chance. “Really impressed…

Marist Champs

Wins SIPA Top Eight Champs By CARLOS ARUAFU Marist Futsal team is the new champion of the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge after defeating a tough KF Gold side 6-3 to seal their victory, at the Multipurpose Hall on Saturday afternoon. It was not an easy ride for the experienced Marist side as they were pushed…

Limoki signs with Scots College

THE country’s National U-17 player Barrie William Limoki has secured a one-year scholarship to study at Scot College, New Zealand. Solomon Islands Football Federation’s (SIFF’s) Media & Marketing Officer, Simon Abana who helped facilitate Limoki’s application confirmed this to Star Sports yesterday after their submission was approved. “Scots College has approved Limoki’s application to do…

Weekend U-19 TSL matches deferred 

FOUR Telekom S-League (TSL) U-19 matches set for this weekend at the Lawson Tama stadium have been postponed. TSL Competition Manager, Junior Siosi confirmed this to Star Sports, Friday. “All TSL U-19 matches for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday will not take place,’’ he said. “This is due to bad weather experienced in the country.…

Konofilia blasts SIFF

ROYALS Football Academy founder Joel Konifilia has again lashed out at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) for not taking quick action against a Solomon Warriors player who reportedly punched a Henderson Eels player during the previous Telekom S-league (TSL) season. Konofilia stated that SIFF must act quickly since it is the same issue that…

Volley girls hailed

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki has congratulated our women’s beach volleyball team for winning a bronze medal at AVC Oceania Continental Tokyo Olympic Games qualification. Despite winning bronze medal Solomon Islands beach volleyball, unfortunately, missed the opportunity to set foot in Tokyo as only gold medal winner is eligible to…

Para-athletes acknowledged 

ATHLETICS Australia has thanked the countries that have their para-athletes classified during the international classification held in Australia last week. Athletics Australia, Para-Athletics Junior High-Performance Coordination Steve Caddy uttered this via an email to all the counties that had their para-athletes successfully classified and took part in the Queensland State Championships. “Thank you for coming…