RUGBY DREAM

Fijian strives for rugby success  By SIMON ABANA RECENTLY appointed rugby coach Ilivasi Tabua has taken on a challenge in helping Solomon Islands reach its full potential. The Fijian-born Australian former international was officially appointed last month by the Solomon Islands Rugby Federation (SIRUF) to lead the national U-18 national 7s team in the Olympic…

Micah eager to retain title

CURRENTLY playing in his best form, Solomon Islands New Zealand based, Micah Lea’alafa is eager to help Auckland City retain the OFC Champions League crown. Lea’alafa who won the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ at the 2016 OFC Champions League told Star Sports he’s determined to help his team retain the title. “I just love…

Tennis stars adapting

SOLOMON Islands tennis female tennis duo Georjemah Row and Vinda Teally are slowly adapting to life in the United States of America. The duo left early this year to the US on a three-year scholarship to study and train at the New Mexico Military Institute. Speaking from New Mexico on Tuesday, Georjemah Row told Star…

U19 squad out tomorrow

THE national Under-19 football team training squad is yet to be officially named by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) after a list was leaked online over the weekend. An unofficial list of 41 players was published online via ‘Solomon Islands Soccer’ page last Saturday. Speaking to Star Sports on Tuesday, SIFF president, William Lai…

Naka aims for glory

SOLOMON Islands international James Naka is aiming to finish his career on a high with Nalkutan FC in the 2018 OFC Champions League. Naka who was omitted from the national team last year said he is determined to give it one last try. It was the end of the road for Naka on the international…

Tong-il Moo-do classes soon

A Newly introduced Martial art Tong-Il Moo-do club are calling for interested men and women in Honiara to join their club’s training sessions. Tong-Il Moo-do is a comprehensive martial art discipline from South Korea founded in 1979 by Grandmaster Dr. Joon Ho Seuk. It is a way of building sound character enlightening one’s mind and…

Cruz Menapi inspired by legend

Cruz Menapi was invited to attend the FIFA World Cup Trophy brief stopover in Honiara and I he told Sunday Sports he is inspired by his father to play football. Cruz is the elder son of Solomon Islands legend, late Commins Menapi who passed away last year. He was among the fortunate VIPs to witness…

FIFA World Cup Trophy visit outline

The visiting FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will be here for less than four hours. That’s according to the program released by Media Partners on Tuesday. The plane carrying football’s most coveted trophy will arrive in the early hours tomorrow morning in the FWCTT plane at the Henderson International Airport. Starting from 8am to 8:30am…

Tight security for cup

THERE will be tight security in place when the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola arrives in Honiara on Thursday the 1st of February 2018, giving Solomon Islands fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize. This was revealed by Coca-Cola officials who are in the country at the moment sorting out program…

KOSSA Vanuatu bound

KOSSA FC departed on Monday for Vanuatu for their upcoming friendly matches. KOSSA FC will play two pre-season friendlies with Vanuatu champions Erakor Golden Stars and OFC Champions League debutants, Nalkutan FC. The team comprises mostly of KOSSA players and some guest players from other clubs. The guest players became part of the touring team…