Tonga’s AJ Inia signs new professional contract in Thailand

AJ Inia is one of the few Tongan players playing outside Oceania, and one of the greatest prospects Tonga has ever had at its disposal. Cases like Laveni Vaka and her sister Daviana playing college soccer in the United States are very rare; as it is for Inia. Since leaving Thailand’s Trang FC, Inia hasContinue reading “Tonga’s AJ Inia signs new professional contract in Thailand”

Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team

Nicky Salapu is one of the most known football players from an OFC member – not for such a good reason as he was American Samoa’s goalkeeper in the unremarkable match against Australia that ended 31-0 for the Socceroos. Later, the American Samoan turned into a hero for his country as he captained the nationalContinue reading “Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team”

New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship

New Zealand and Tahiti came in as heavy favourites for the matches against American Samoa and the Cook Islands respectively. And on the field both responded positively by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship. NEW ZEALAND VS AMERICAN SAMOA New Zealand had no mercy on American Samoa and did what is expectedContinue reading “New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship”

New Zealand and Tahiti win on the first match day of the OFC U-17 Championship

NEW ZEALAND VS NEW CALEDONIA New Zealand and New Caledonia took the field in Ba to kick off the OFC U-17 championship yesterday – January 11th. Against the odds, the game started with New Caledonia putting the Kiwis under pressure, with coach Leonardo Lopez employing a bold strategy to try to surprise New Zealand –Continue reading “New Zealand and Tahiti win on the first match day of the OFC U-17 Championship”

PNG: Meagen Gunemba out of Women’s World Cup playoffs for a very important reason

Meagen Gunemba is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents the Pacific Islands have ever produced in women’s football. She is the sister of another Pacific football legend – Papua New Guinea striker Raymond Gunemba. Since making her international debut in the 2019 Women’s Nations Cup she has 22 caps and 28 goals having won aContinue reading “PNG: Meagen Gunemba out of Women’s World Cup playoffs for a very important reason”

All set for the start of the OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji

On Wednesday the 11th New Caledonia and New Zealand will kick off the OFC U-17 Championship. Nine teams (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, American Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands) begin the race for two spots in this year’s U-17 World Cup to be held in Peru. Solomon Islands and Papua NewContinue reading “All set for the start of the OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji”

David Browne: a fantastic year for the Papua New Guinean star

David Browne is one of the most successful players born in the Pacific Islands, he was the first Papua New Guinea-born ever to play professionally in Europe for a first division team. Since 2020 the 27-year-old has been playing for HJK Helsingin, Finland’s biggest football club. During these three seasons at HJK, this one hasContinue reading “David Browne: a fantastic year for the Papua New Guinean star”

Tahiti: 23 year-old AS Tefana player dies

🇫🇷Français The start of 2023 has not been good news off the field for Oceania football, after the news of the death of the New Caledonian left back Ruben Kutran, one more tragic news come from Tahiti: the death of Tefana’s midfielder Kaena Onuu. The news was reported by the local media; Keana Onuu wasContinue reading “Tahiti: 23 year-old AS Tefana player dies”

Young New Caledonian international passes away in France

🇫🇷Français Ruben Kutran was one of New Caledonia’s top prospects, born in Lifou the youngster soon moved to France to play for Girondins Bordeaux where he stayed from 2017 to 2022 going through all the French club’s youth divisions even playing National 3 for Bordeuax’s B team. Since August 2022 he was a free agentContinue reading “Young New Caledonian international passes away in France”

New Caledonia international signs with French team

Titouan Richard is one of the great football hopes of New Caledonia. He has had stints with the Cagous youth national teams and was in New Caledonia’s participation in the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India after helping the team reach the final of the OFC U-17 championship. Since 2021 Titouan Richard has played forContinue reading “New Caledonia international signs with French team”