Ba: Sanaila Waqanicakau proves to be a decent call also as a goalkeeper

It is really not expected to see a striker playing in a very different position than usual; imagine if he is forced to play as a goalkeeper in an emergency. The striker Sanaila Waqanicakau played all games of the most recent Fiji FACT group stage as a goalkeeper for his team Ba – this isContinue reading “Ba: Sanaila Waqanicakau proves to be a decent call also as a goalkeeper”

Raphael Le’ai: 50 goals as a senior player

The still only 17-year-old Solomon Islands football star Raphael Le’ai reached an impressive milestone in the past weekend when his side Henderson Eels draw against Central Coast by 1-1: the teenager scored his 50 goals a senior player. The youngster got recognition in Oceania after guiding his country to their first ever appearance in aContinue reading “Raphael Le’ai: 50 goals as a senior player”

Ilisoni Lolaivalu: the man of the moment!

Labasa has some important players in its current squad; the Babasiga Lions are known for producing Roy Krishna and many other important players throughout its football history. Currently, the likes of Antonio Tuivuna and Taniela Waqa might get interest from the fans – Tuivuna played both FIFA U20 World Cup and Olympics while Waqa isContinue reading “Ilisoni Lolaivalu: the man of the moment!”

1993: When Oceania crossed Diego Armando Maradona’s path

Football lovers are mourning the passing of Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time. As a tribute to him, we bring you the story of when Oceania crossed his path in 1993. The original version of the text was written in Portuguese by Futebol Portenho, a Brazilian channel specialized in ArgentineanContinue reading “1993: When Oceania crossed Diego Armando Maradona’s path”

The third matchday of Fiji FACT should have been postponed

The third matchday of 2020 Fiji FACT kicked-off at Subrail Park in Labasa, with an important clash between Nadi and Navua. As expected, the pitch is not suitable for football matches, and what we are watching is something similar to the sport we know as football. Both sides had difficulties to keep the ball possession,Continue reading “The third matchday of Fiji FACT should have been postponed”

Fiji FACT: terrible pitch condition takes good football away from Subrail Park

The 2020 Fiji FACT kicked-off at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday with two matches, while two other games were contested at ANZ Stadium on Sunday. After these four clashes, all teams travelled to Vanua Levu, as the rest of the tournament is set to be contested at Subrail Park in Labasa. What should beContinue reading “Fiji FACT: terrible pitch condition takes good football away from Subrail Park”

Shivam Naidu: supporting Lautoka from the sideline in Fiji FACT

Lautoka did not have a good start in 2020 Fiji FACT, as the team coached by Anginesh Prasad was defeated by Nadi in the opening round of the tournament by 1-0. Now, the Bluez have just two games to bounce back in order to advance to the semifinals. One of the team’s major problems isContinue reading “Shivam Naidu: supporting Lautoka from the sideline in Fiji FACT”

2020 Fiji FACT: Taniela Waqa’s last dance

The 2020 Vodafone Fiji FACT is set to kick-off this weekend and it is going to be the last opportunity for fans to watch Labasa’s Taniela Waqa playing an official tournament, as he is going to retire from football at the end of this year. Waqa has a long and successful career as he liftedContinue reading “2020 Fiji FACT: Taniela Waqa’s last dance”

Tevita Waranaivalu determined to help Rewa finish the season with the glory of Fiji FACT

One of the most important championships in Fiji, the Vodafone Fiji FACT kicks-off this weekend. It is going to be the last tournament of the season for the top eight teams in the country, which means that it is the last opportunity for many players to show their skills this year. This tournament is alsoContinue reading “Tevita Waranaivalu determined to help Rewa finish the season with the glory of Fiji FACT”

Reformulation needed for Hekari United to move forward

It has been one month since 2019-20 PNG National Soccer League finished. While most players are now focused on taking part of regional tournaments, National Soccer League’s franchises are still working for the next season. Although there is no proposed date for next season’s kick-off, it seems obvious that the reigning champions Lae City FCContinue reading “Reformulation needed for Hekari United to move forward”