Mango ambition burns brightly

Goalkeeper Philip Mango remains ambitious despite his dreams of reaching the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand ending on Tuesday. But the Solomon Islands U-20 skipper and goalkeeper remains proud of his side’s efforts despite the results. He can hardly contain his joy at leading his national team. “It’s a privilege for me and…

Rugby league match this Friday

Solomon Islands Rugby League (SIRL) is organising another rugby league match between 2 Honiara select sides on Friday 30 May at Panatina oval at 4pm and invites all interested players, officials and supporters of the code to turn up at the field on the day. Solomon Islands Rugby League current executive is looking to kick…

Mamula bows out, No hope for U19

All hopes for the Solomon Island National U19 soccer team, Mamula to advance further and finish top of the Oceania U20 championship dashed after they conceded a 3-1 defeat to the determined New Caledonian side on Tuesday in Suva. The Mamula boys did have high hopes of going through prior to that match but the…

Do or die

The Solomon Islands National U19 men’s soccer team cannot afford to lose or even draw any of its three remaining match. According to the updated statistics of the competition, a defeat or draw will give a much less chance of contesting for the top finish. Their next game will be against New Caledonia today. New…

Berets and Isa continue wins

Green Berets and Isa Purple have continued with their second win in the Honiara Netball Association (HNA) Netball League Proper’s premier division. Berets managed to go past a determined and tough Gold Ridge side 39 -29 while Isa Purple defeated Breeze 61-53 on Saturday. In other premier division matches, SOSA Faywright defeated KOSSA women 63-19…

High hopes as team leaves

U-19 pledged to deliver The Solomon Islands national under 19 team’s hopes of making it through the Under 20 World Cup qualifying round in Fiji is high with the absence of New Zealand and Tahiti’s. New Zealand will not participate as they will be the host for the World Cup next year whilst Tahiti is…

Coach: Injuries are minor

The head coach of the Solomon Islands National U19 soccer squad, Commins Menapi has assured supporters and soccer fanatics that the injuries of some of their travelling players are just minor injuries. Menapi made the assurance before their departure over the weekend. He admitted having some players being injured during the friendly match against Marist…

Shaw out of SIFF

Gov’t asked to bail out soccer The national government has been asked to bail out Solomon Islands Football Association (SIFF) of its debts, whilst SIFF’s appointed normalising committee chairman, Ian Shaw was suspended. Australian Shaw was appointed by OFC and FIFA to head SIFF office as interim executive when the local football federation ran into…

HFA matches cancelled

Matches Division 1 and Division 2 of the Honiara Football Association (HFA) league which were scheduled to take place at the King George Sixth field yesterday were cancelled. This was due to the Friday night riot at the King George Sixth area. According to the HFA, if the situation is still tense matches which should…

HNA: impressive start

Honiara Netball Association are impressed with the kicking off of this year’s netball league and competitions. President Shalom Akao Waita said the turn out from supporters and fans have been tremendous. She said it was encouraging to see a good turn out and seeing promoted teams performing to their best. The high school competition is…