Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster

On January 14th the Tongan people suffered a severe blow with the violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano causing a tsunami in the country and sending a cloud of ash and gas vapor into the air. As a result, the entire population had to be evacuated in a hurry, without power and communication.Continue reading “Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster”

Alden Suri scores first goal as senior player in New Zealand

On Friday – 8th April – Alden Suri made his debut for Petone FC in the Central League. This Thursday – 14th April – Alden Suri returned to the field for Petone FC against Napier City Rovers in the fourth round of the New Zealand Central League – the most important football league of theContinue reading “Alden Suri scores first goal as senior player in New Zealand”

Papua New Guinea wins Tri Nations in Singapore

The Papua New Guinea women’s national team left for the Asian continent to continue their preparation for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, which will take one team from Oceania to the intercontinental playoff. This time Papua New Guinea played the Tri-Nations tournament; the opponents were the hosts Singapore and the national team from Seychelles. InContinue reading “Papua New Guinea wins Tri Nations in Singapore”

Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia

The Fiji women’s national team has taken another step towards preparing for the OFC Nations Cup. The girls traveled to Sydney to play two friendly matches against the Philippines – national team that is qualified for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup. In the first clash Fiji lost 7-2; after trailing 6-0 at halftime, CemaContinue reading “Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia”

Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand

Alden Suri as well as Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana was on a scholarship at Scotts College in Wellington some years back. Unlike the other two Solomon Islands national team members, Suri continued to pursue his career in New Zealand. The son of Solomon Islands football legend Batram Suri was one of 21 Solomon IslandsContinue reading “Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand”

37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football

🇫🇷Français In the last week Raïmana Li Fung Kuee scored the decisive penalty kick goal to give AS Dragon the Coupe Élite title over Tamari Punaruu. This week – exactly on April 10th – Li Fung Kuee turned 37-years-old, one more year to be celebrated for the Tahitian multi-sports star. Li Fung Kuee is aContinue reading “37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football”

Raphael Lea’i not to trial in Australia

After the FIFA OFC World Cup Qualifiers, ten Solomon Islanders players went to Australia for a trial in search of a professional contract – Ali Mekawir even signed with Adelaide City. Raphael Lea’i was expected to be with the other players to hold a trial but had to return to the Solomon Islands for personalContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i not to trial in Australia”

Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football

Brian Kaltak is Vanuatu’s most successful footballer in the last decade. He made his international debut – and was captain at the age of just 17. For four seasons he has been with Auckland City – the biggest football club in Oceania. In Auckland he has established himself as one of the best defenders onContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football”

Papua New Guinea women’s national team at the Tri Nations in Singapore

Papua New Guinea – like Fiji and Tahiti – is yet another team to leave its country to play friendly matches in preparation for the OFC Nations Cup. The national team will be taking part on Tri Nations tournament to be held in Singapore. The PNG women’s team – who are the current Pacific GamesContinue reading “Papua New Guinea women’s national team at the Tri Nations in Singapore”

Fiji women’s national team preparing for the OFC Nations Cup in Australia

The Fiji women’s team is another Pacific team to leave their country to prepare for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. Fiji will head to Australia for four friendly matches; two against local Sydney teams and two official friendlies against the Philippines – national team that is already qualified for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. TheContinue reading “Fiji women’s national team preparing for the OFC Nations Cup in Australia”