Oceania boxing weighs grouping

(The National) – PAPUA New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union president John Avira says Oceania must reconsider its grouping with Asia if it wants its boxers to have a better chance of qualifying for the Olympics. Avira said the efforts of the country’s boxers at the Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Qian’an, China, showed that athletes from…

Fiji eyes coaches from Cuba

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI is hoping to secure national coaches for volleyball and boxing from Cuba. The ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Mario Alzugaray paid a visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou on Friday. Alzugaray revealed Cuba was willing to offer assistance to Fiji in the areas of common…

Soccer suspends comp

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE PORT Moresby Soccer Association will suspend its season for the second consecutive year due to the upgrading of the facilities in preparation for this years’ FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November. Association president John Wesley Gonjuan told The National that they were in an unfortunate predicament which would…

Fiji’s football break

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Fiji Football Association will give breaks to the teams to cater for the other domestic and international representations. The Vodafone Premier League starts this weekend with two matches scheduled between Rewa and Ba while Lautoka will play Nadroga. Fiji FA competitions manager Amitesh Pal said they had a busy calendar…