Hekari prepare for O’League

The eighth attempt for Hekari FC in the Oceania Championship League (O’League) challenge begins in less than three weeks. The O’League race for Hekari FC started in 2007 and have maintained its form back at local turf.  They will attend this year’s O’League challenge in Fiji.   The Southern Highlands franchise has also driven the…

Mateinaqara wins best player award

NADI skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara could not believe it when he was named the Fiji FA Player of the Year during the Global Flight Centre Fiji FA awards night held at Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka on Saturday night. Elated with his success, the Taveuni lad dedicated the award to his parents and relatives at Naselesele,…

Tough O’League opener

NADI skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara is anticipating a tough battle against Auckland City in their first O’League game to be held at Churchill Park next month. The ace goalkeeper said it would be a battle between experience and new kids on the block. Mateinaqara said the visitors would be tough having tasted top level competition while…

Association inks new deal

SUVA Volleyball Association has signed a new partnership with Digicel Fiji to promote the development of the sport at club level. The mobile company has invested about $22,000 per year for a period of three years to assist club competition within the association. SVA official Viliame Katia said they acknowledged Digicel for coming on board…

Harmon wins CIFA election

Lee Harmon was re-elected as Cook Islands Football Association President for another term. Lee Harmon was re-elected as President of Cook Islands Football Association for another term over his opponent Raymond Newnham, with overwhelming support as Harmon received almost eighty percent of the votes at the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General meeting was held…

Japan donation boosts recovery effort

The All Whites trip to Japan earlier this month will have a direct benefit for football in Christchurch after the Japan FA donated a portion of the gate takings from the March 5 match to the region’s earthquake recovery effort. The Japan FA has donated $57,000 from the proceeds of the All Whites v Japan…

FIFA investigates WC corruption

Sepp Blatter admits ethics committee is examining Telegraph disclosures that FIFA’s former vice-president Jack Warner was paid £720,000 ($F2,219m)five days after Qatar was awarded 2022 World Cup. FIFA has acknowledged new corruption allegations relating to the 2022 World Cup ballot disclosed by the Telegraph this week. After failing to comment for three days, a statement…

All Whites in pre-Cup kickaround

They didn’t qualify for the World Cup but the All Whites may play in South America in June after all. New Zealand Football are looking at the possibility of a game in the Americas before the World Cup and have already received an offer for a match on the continent against a South American nation…

FIJI FA awards honours Roy

Fijian international and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna is Fiji Football’s First Ambassador. He was honoured during the Global Flight Centre/Fiji FA Awards at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka Satrurday night. Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel praised Krishna for making Fiji Football proud. “We are proud of Krishna’s achievement. He is different from other Fijian…

Fiji is preparing to host PNG

Netball Fiji will announce its squad to prepare for upcoming international matches. Netball Fiji held its first trials Saturday with more than 74 players attending. NF vice-president Vivien Koster was impressed with the outcome. “Players from Nadroga/Navosa, Nadi, Lautoka attended the trials,”she said. “These players are very talented.” Selectors will select an extended squad of…