Ba to sharpen attack skills

THE Vodafone 4R Electrical Ba team will need to sharpen its attack if it wants to topple Tafea FC in the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League at Govind Park today. Tafea FC from Vanuatu proved to be the surprise team on day one of the competition shocking 2010 champions Hekari United 3-1. With the likes…

Red card in 3-nil loss

STRIKER Samuela Drudru saw red on his debut as Nadi went down 0-3 to Auckland City in the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League at Churchill Park in Lautoka Monday. Drudru was given the marching orders by referee Bertrand Billon in the dying stages after a heavy collision with Angel Berlanga who had to be stretched…

Sabeto four get PNG contracts

In a historical first for local rugby league, four players from the Sabeto Roosters and Saru Dragons rugby league clubs departed yesterday to join the Gulf Isapea team in Papua New Guinea. The imports include Rooster’s center forwards Semi Wainiqolo, Jone Uneune and Livai Nairogo, as well as Dragons’ fullback Netava Rarokoliwa. Their recruitment follows…

Group C Preview

The 2014 edition of the OFC Champions League is the largest we’ve seen in 12 years and potentially the most anticipated as 12 sides compete for the ultimate prize – a ticket to the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco. The group stage, being held in Lautoka and Ba in Fiji, has seen the…

Media comes to the fore in Fiji

Fiji’s Tanoa Waterfront Hotel played host to a UN reunion of sorts as 12 different nationalities were represented on day one of the OFC Media Officers Workshop. Held annually since 2010, with a brief hiatus in 2013, the workshop works to build on the skills of each of the OFC Member Association media officers in…

No firepower

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says lethargic play resulted in the poor performance of the national side in the final day of the Hong Kong 7s tournament at the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday. Fiji lost in the Cup semi-final to England 7-17 Sunday night. Earlier the side struggled to beat United States in…

Referees flying flag for Oceania

As the group stages of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup come to a close today and New Zealand’s journey ends, we take a quick look at two more Oceania representatives making a name for themselves on the world stage. New Zealand referee Anna-Marie Keighley and Tongan assistant referee Lata Kaumatule are the region’s only…