BILIKIKI DOWN, NOT OUT

Tahiti too strong for our boys By CARLOS ARUAFU OCEANIA’s defending Beach Soccer Champions have proven too strong for the country’s Beach Soccer team, Bilikiki in their final pool match, Friday. Tahiti ended the match with a convincing 11-6. The Bilikiki side started the match with its super-5 – Fred Hale on goal, Allen Farobo…

Bilikiki out to reclaim supremacy

Solomon Islands have been the first real beach soccer force in Oceania bringing the region worldwide attention in 2006 when they became the first team to fly the OFC flag at a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Four-time OFC Beach Soccer champions the Bilikiki have qualified to four more World Cups between 2007 and 2013.…

Naka vows to do utmost best

  Solomon Islands national beach soccer team might not be competing in an official beach soccer tournament for almost six years but the 2013 Oceania champions are back in this year’s beach soccer world cup qualifiers edition.  Oceania and Solomon Islands top beach soccer player, James Naka is looking to make his last tournament a…

LAI RE-ELECTED

WILLIAM Lai has been re-elected as the Solomon Islands Football Federation president at the SIFF Elective Congress held at Heritage Park conference room in Honiara today. Representatives from the eight Provincial Football Associations, Referees Association, Women’s football, Coaches Association and four Telekom S-League clubs convened in Honiara to vote the new SIFF executive committee for…

Football fans farewell Felipe

FOOTBALL fans bid their farewell to the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Techincal Director Felipe Vega Arango, Tuesday Arango’s two year’s contract has ended and returned to Spain yesterday. Many flooded the social media Facebook Solomon Soccer page expressing their gratitude and acknowledgment for Arango’s contribution to the country’s football development. “Thank you very much…

Kurukuru’s new coach here

THE National Futsal team Kurukuru has welcomed its Brazilian coach, Vinicius De Carvalho Leite who arrived in the country, Tuesday. Coach ‘Vinnie’ as commonly known arrived yesterday along with Alexandre Argolo, a Strength and Conditioning coach. Both coaches are looking forward to work with the Oceania champions with high hopes and expectations though they admitted…

Ragomo hails new coach

VETERAN Kurukuru captain, Eliot Ragomo expressed the team’s gratitude while welcoming the new Brazilian Kurukuru coach, Vinicius De Carvalho Leite and his assistant Alexander Argolo, an experienced strength and conditioning coach. Ramogo made the statement to the local media shortly after the arrival of the two much needed coaches yesterday in Honiara. “First of all,…

Boso clarifies Suva FC move 

  SOLOMON Islands national defender Michael Boso described his move to Suva FC as a way out to help maintain his confidence. Boso told Star Sports that this is because he was not given enough play time during his time with Team Wellington. He said though he played in many friendly matches, he was not…

Taekwondo releases training squad

  THE Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) has released the names of athletes for the training squad, in preparation for the upcoming Pacific Games in Samoa this year. The training squad comprises of, 22 men and 12 women. According to Instructor and coach, Derick Afu these athletes were selected from the previous Solomon Games and…

“GOOD GOVERNANCE IS KEY”

GOOD Governance is the key to success in all sports, says Project Coordinator of the Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC), Christopher Nunn. Mr Nunn highlighted this during a three-day workshop he facilitated in Honiara, for para-athletes, coaches and members of the Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee (SINPC). “Without good governance, you cannot get results in sport,’’…