Kalotang: a surname to watch in Vanuatu football

Throughout the history of football, we have seen some families and surnames that have gained notoriety in the sport. The Maldini are one of the greatest examples: Cesare and Paolo have made history playing for Milan, each in their own time. Another great example are the brothers Jerome and Kevin-Prince Boateng, who play for differentContinue reading “Kalotang: a surname to watch in Vanuatu football”

VFF National Super League: a competition under the shadows of misinformation

The VFF National Super League is the national football championship in Vanuatu. This year’s edition began last Thursday when two matches of Group A were played at Soccer City in Luganville. As it was previously reported, five teams are in Group A while three other teams are in Group B. Group B has not startedContinue reading “VFF National Super League: a competition under the shadows of misinformation”

A season to learn for Hekari United

One of the themes recently addressed among football fans in Papua New Guinea and across the Pacific, where the name Hekari United FC has left a mark, is how and why the biggest national champions and 2010 OFC Champions League champions were unable to play in this year’s Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League final afterContinue reading “A season to learn for Hekari United”

It is time for Ba to step up and go for the title in Vodafone Premier League

The present year is not being so good to Ba. The Men in Black made a vexing campaign in the OFC Champions League and they failed to reach the final of Battle of the Giants and Inter-District Championship by being eliminated in the semi-finals of both tournaments. In addition, many players have left the clubContinue reading “It is time for Ba to step up and go for the title in Vodafone Premier League”

Mitch Cooper: my dream is to see Vanuatu playing a FIFA World Cup at senior level

It has been 15 months since Vanuatu National Team played their last match: an 11-0 win against Samoa at Pacific Games last year. Since then, football fans have not had the opportunity to see Vanuatu in action. The 2019 Pacific Games was not very good for Vanuatu. Coached by Paul Munster, they did not advanceContinue reading “Mitch Cooper: my dream is to see Vanuatu playing a FIFA World Cup at senior level”

Nasinu or Navua: which side will escape from relegation in Fiji?

The 2020 Vodafone Premier League season is getting closer to its end in Fiji, but there is nothing decided in the championship. While Rewa, Suva and Ba are fighting for the national title, two other teams still have to fight in order to avoid relegation: Nasinu and Navua. Currently in the seventh position with eightContinue reading “Nasinu or Navua: which side will escape from relegation in Fiji?”

Clayton Lewis targets Tokyo Olympics as he explains his return to New Zealand

Clayton Lewis is one of New Zealand’s most important players. The 23-year-old midfielder has already represented his country fourteen times and guided the OlyWhites to a spot in the men’s football tournament of Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The former Scunthorpe United footballer recently played for Auckland United in the NRFL Premier League before the leagueContinue reading “Clayton Lewis targets Tokyo Olympics as he explains his return to New Zealand”

Lupe o le Soaga: the team to be beaten in Samoa

The ninth week of the 2020 Premier Men’s games is coming to an end in Samoa as Sogi and Vaipuna keep fighting for the second position in the league. And this should be the biggest fight of the season, since Lupe o le Soaga are leading the league comfortably. Lupe o le Soaga still haveContinue reading “Lupe o le Soaga: the team to be beaten in Samoa”

Will Lautoka finish their second consecutive season without a national title?

This week is not a good one for Lautoka fans as they are still feeling the bitter taste of the defeat to Labasa in the Inter-District Championship final. Currently in the fifth position at Vodafone Premier League, the Bluez have no chance of being league champions this year. Lautoka started the season on fire byContinue reading “Will Lautoka finish their second consecutive season without a national title?”

The fantastic season of Bua’s sensation Mohammed Zaid

The current football season is coming to an end in Fiji as the national leagues are just a few games away from being completed. Meanwhile, many players have written their names in the history of Fijian football and many more will do so until the end of the year. One of the players that mustContinue reading “The fantastic season of Bua’s sensation Mohammed Zaid”