Rewa trashes Lautoka and advances to the next round of the OFC Champions League

Rewa and Lautoka played two great games to determine who would represent Fiji in the final round of the OFC Champions League. The defending champions were bolstered by Papua New Guinea goalkeeper Ismael Pole and experienced forwards Raymond Gunemba and Joses Nawo – Rewa had 5 players who had played in the World Cup qualifiersContinue reading “Rewa trashes Lautoka and advances to the next round of the OFC Champions League”

New Caledonia women’s national team first to unveil squad for OFC Women’s Nations Cup

🇫🇷Français New Caledonia is the first team to announce its squad for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup, which will take place in Fiji next month. 20 girls were called by coach Michel Berbeche after a long training period in Lifou. Only goalkeeper Lorenzo Hmamano, midfielder Shaya Ihmeling and striker Jackie Pahoa are the only remnantsContinue reading “New Caledonia women’s national team first to unveil squad for OFC Women’s Nations Cup”

New Zealand international signs with Barnsley

New Zealand goalkeeper Jamie Searle will play for Barnsley next season. He was attached to Swansea’s U-23 team after a spell with Aston Villa’s U-23 – team where he got his first chance to play in Europe. The goalkeeper, who is only 21-years old, has signed a two-year contract and is expected to compete withContinue reading “New Zealand international signs with Barnsley”

VĂ©nus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round

🇫🇷Français AS Pirae and AS VĂ©nus took the field on Wednesday – 15th June – to decide who would be the representative of Tahiti in the final round of the OFC Champions League. Pirae is the current Ligue 1 champion and was the Oceania representative at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup nominated by theContinue reading “VĂ©nus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round”

New Zealand says goodbye to the World Cup dream

New Zealand took the field last Tuesday – 16th June – against Costa Rica at the Al Rayyan Stadium in Doha, Qatar with the dream of going to the World Cup for the third time in their history – the second time in twelve years. Considering Costa Rica’s aging squad that started poorly in theContinue reading “New Zealand says goodbye to the World Cup dream”

Laveni Vaka: Tongan talent in the United States

Tonga is a small country in Oceania with approximately 108,000 inhabitants. The most popular sport in the country is rugby; its national team took part in several Rugby World Cups already. Unfortunately, football is in a different situation: although it has developed in the recent years, it is still not one of the most famousContinue reading “Laveni Vaka: Tongan talent in the United States”

Nikao Sokattak is qualified for 2022 OFC Champions League final round

Nikao Sokattak FC has been selected for the final round of the OFC Champions League 2022 after once again an OFC tournament cancels the preliminary round because of flight restrictions. The announcement was made by the Oceania Football Confederation on its website. The criteria used to give the classification to Nikao Sokattak FC was theContinue reading “Nikao Sokattak is qualified for 2022 OFC Champions League final round”

New Zealand loses to Peru in a friendly match in preparation for the Intercontinental Playoff

Peru and New Zealand took to the field in Barcelona for a friendly match last Sunday – 5th June – to prepare for the intercontinental playoff. The Peru awaits the winner of Australia and United Arab Emirates and the All Whites will face Costa Rica. From the beginning of the match Peru showed superiority overContinue reading “New Zealand loses to Peru in a friendly match in preparation for the Intercontinental Playoff”

Hienghène beats Ne Drehu and will represent New Caledonia at OFC Champions League final round

🇫🇷Français Hienghène and SC Ne Drehu kicked off the OFC Champions League 2022 at Stade Yoshida last Saturday – 4th June – for the first OFC Champions League national qualifier. The winner of the two-legged clash is going to represent New Caledonia in the final round of the 2022 OFC Champions League. The first scoringContinue reading “Hienghène beats Ne Drehu and will represent New Caledonia at OFC Champions League final round”

Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League

🇫🇷Français Today – 4th June – the start of the 2022 OFC Champions League will be set. The most important competition in the South Pacific returns after two seasons of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 edition the tournament was cancelled just after the completion of the group stage. As explained earlierContinue reading “Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League”