Yagi Yasasa: a new football star in Papua New Guinea

After a breathtaking final match, the 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League came to an end in Papua New Guinea. It was a very interesting season as Vitiaz United almost broke Lae City’s hegemony in the championship, while FC Bougainville, Gulf Komara and Tusbab Stallions starred an incredible fight for a spot in the semi-finals. ItContinue reading “Yagi Yasasa: a new football star in Papua New Guinea”

Injured players put Tafea FC in trouble for PVFA Top Four’s kick-off

The PVFA Premier League season finished but the season is not over for Tafea FC as they will face Erakor Golden Star this Saturday in the PVFA Top Four – a knock-out competition where the top four teams from 2019-20 PVFA Premier League will fight for a spot at National Super League – the nationalContinue reading “Injured players put Tafea FC in trouble for PVFA Top Four’s kick-off”

Resilience: Lae City knew how to deal with problems to win national title

It has been three days since Lae City have beaten Vitiaz United by 1-0 to clinch 2019-20 Papua New Guinea National Soccer League’s title, but fans continue to celebrate the national title – the sixth in a row. Although they lost only one game in the season, winning this title was not as easy asContinue reading “Resilience: Lae City knew how to deal with problems to win national title”

Mauwia’s amazing run to avoid relegation at PVFA Premier League in Vanuatu

The 2019-20 PVFA Premier League’s regular season was very interesting in Vanuatu: while Ifira Black Bird clinched the title with one round in advance, Mauwia, Sia-Raga and Yatel spiced up the league by fighting against relegation until the last matchday. To the joy of some and the sadness of others, Sia-Raga were relegated to PVFAContinue reading “Mauwia’s amazing run to avoid relegation at PVFA Premier League in Vanuatu”

Like a phoenix, Labasa arises from ashes at 2020 IDC

A phoenix is a mythological bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with fire and the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some legends say it dies in a show of flames and combustion, others that it simply dies and decomposes before being bornContinue reading “Like a phoenix, Labasa arises from ashes at 2020 IDC”

New-look Ba ready to fight for their 25th IDC title in Fiji

Despite losing to Labasa by 2-1 on this Thursday, Ba advanced to 2020 Inter-District Championship (IDC) semi-finals which means that the Men in Black have the opportunity to clinch the IDC title for the 25th time in the history. The team coached by Ronil Kumar is used to clinch titles as Ba is the teamContinue reading “New-look Ba ready to fight for their 25th IDC title in Fiji”

Dave Radrigai’s experience to be missed by Lautoka at IDC

One of Lautoka’s most experienced players, Dave Radrigai is not going to play in today’s match against Suva in the final day of 2020 Inter-District Championship’s group stage due to suspension. The 30-year-old forward was shown the red card following a second cautionable offense against Nasinu. Despite being a regular starter at Lautoka, Radrigai isContinue reading “Dave Radrigai’s experience to be missed by Lautoka at IDC”

Solomon Islanders shine at IDC opening day in Fiji

The first day of 2020 Inter-District Championship (IDC) was contested at ANZ Stadium in Suva on this Tuesday and it was a very special day for two young players from Solomon Islands: Darold Kakasi and Marlon Nonone. Kakasi scored two goals for Ba in the 2-2 draw against Nadi while Nonone scored Nasinu’s winning goalContinue reading “Solomon Islanders shine at IDC opening day in Fiji”

IDC: Labasa’s chance for redemption in 2020

After a successful 2019 season, Labasa is not performing in a high level this year. Despite having beaten Rewa by 2-1 in their last official match, the Babasiga Lions have just thirteen points in eleven matches at Vodafone Premier League – the top-tier footbal league from Fiji. The team coached by Ronil Lal has nowContinue reading “IDC: Labasa’s chance for redemption in 2020”

Rusiate Matarerega to lead Nadi at Inter-District Championship

Nadi is not a very lucky team in Inter-District Championship (IDC). The Green Machine has reached the final of the tournament 24 times, but has only won six times. Now the team coached by Kamal Swamy is ready for another IDC and there is an important player that needs keep his good level to guideContinue reading “Rusiate Matarerega to lead Nadi at Inter-District Championship”