Samoa A beats Tonga 27-18

Samoa A recorded its first win of the Pacific Rugby Cup 2014 campaign with a hard fought win against a bigger Tonga A side at the TG Milner Oval Tuesday night. Team Manager Vaaelua Aloi Alesana says the game lived up to the usual physical and tough but clean approach by the two teams.  …

Workshop sheds light on match-fixing

The risks of match-fixing to football in Oceania was highlighted at the recent INTERPOL Integrity in Sport – FIFA conference, co-hosted by the Oceania Football Confederation, Fiji Football Association and Fiji Police. The two-day meeting, held in Fiji, brought together almost 100 regional football administrators, players’ associations, referees, football club owners, government agencies and police…

Protect players

Hekari United has appealed to the Telikom National Soccer League management, all stakeholders and media to rise up against violence in the sport. Franchise owner John Kapi Natto said unruly behaviour by fans during the weekend’s clash at Lae’s Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium against home side Besta United bordered on intimidation and with the threat…

It’s transfer time

FOOTBALL in Fiji has probably reached its most exciting time. It’s the time when money “literally” will do the talking with the transfer window opening earlier this week and closing on March 15. This is an opportune time for teams struggling in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League to revamp their squads with some…

Lolohea gets his chance

Two years on from his arrival in France, former AS Magenta player Cesar Lolohea has finally made it on to the pitch for his Ligue 2 club Stade Lavallois Mayenne FC. While he had always hoped for a dream debut that would end with a goal and a win for his club it wasn’t to…

PNG champion pulls out of event

PNG women’s snooker champion Geua John has withdrawn from the Oceania Championships to be held in Albury, NSW from March 29 to April 6 due to personal reason. John is eight time winner of the PNG titles and last year created history at the Oceania Titles in Port Moresby by being the first Papua New…

Tabakaucoro chases dream

THE fastest man in the Pacific is closer to achieving his dream of running under 10 seconds in the 100m event. Banuve Tabakaucoro trimmed his time from 10.32s to 10.02s over the weekend but he said it was calculated using the hand timer. He said he would be able to slash a few more seconds…

OFC President David Chung visits Korea FA

OFC President David Chung met with Korea FA President Chung Mong Gyu on Thursday to discuss moves toward a closer relationship between the two football organisations. Chung, who also visited the Hyundai factory in Korea, says the mission has so far proved fruitful. “Korea FA is one of the Asian Football Confederation’s leading member associations…

Women burgeoning on the referee scene

Honing their eye and fine-tuning their knowledge is the latest group of woman hoping to take command of football matches in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Offered by the Port Vila women’s football league, the basic referee course was run by former Vanuatu referees Elsie Titus and Leisale Solomon. The pair provided valuable insights and knowledge of…