Brian Kaltak once again appointed in New Zealand’s premiership ‘Team of the Month’

As the ISPS Handa Premiership, the most important football league in New Zealand, is set to restart next weekend, the New Zealand Football issued the ‘Team of the Month’ of December. The best XI of the previous month has once again the Auckland City and Vanuatu national team central defender Brian Kaltak, despite the defenderContinue reading “Brian Kaltak once again appointed in New Zealand’s premiership ‘Team of the Month’”

Wellington Phoenix starts new A-League season with a defeat against Sydney FC

Finally, the new season of A-League started for the New Zealanders of Wellington Phoenix. The club that is being forced to play their home games in Wollongong, Australia due the COVID-19 scenario faced Sydney FC in their debut game – their first game of the season was to be in December but it was postponed.Continue reading “Wellington Phoenix starts new A-League season with a defeat against Sydney FC”

Young Jesse Randall on top form for Hawke’s Bay United

The final matches of 2020 in New Zealand’s top league – ISPS Handa Premiership – marked the first points collected by the Napier-based side Hawke’s Bay United in the season. Despite losing all matches so far – after beating Waitakere United at home by 2-0 – one of their players is being highly praised throughoutContinue reading “Young Jesse Randall on top form for Hawke’s Bay United”

Young forward Max Mata joins Real Monarchs from the United States

After spending the past two years in Europe, Max Mata is ready for a new adventure on his career. The 20-year-old forward from New Zealand is going to play for Real Monarchs from the United States in the upcoming year. Real Monarchs is the feeder team to MLS club Real Salt Lake. They play theContinue reading “Young forward Max Mata joins Real Monarchs from the United States”

Tommy Semmy scores late penalty to keep Wanderers’ unbeaten run at ISPS Handa Premiership

Hamilton Wanderers continue at the top of the 2020/21 ISPS Handa Premiership, but they had to battle hard against the Wellington Phoenix Reserves this Sunday in order to save something from the game. A very good performance of WeeNix frustrated the powerful Wanderers’ frontline that managed to get a point from the game at PorrittContinue reading “Tommy Semmy scores late penalty to keep Wanderers’ unbeaten run at ISPS Handa Premiership”

Brian Kaltak sees red card in Auckland City’s draw against Team Wellington

The good start of the season of the Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak had a major blow as he was red carded in a very important match against Auckland City’s rivals Team Wellington this Sunday at David Farrington Park, Wellington. The Ni-Vanuatu defender saw a second yellow at the 21th minute of play when his team wasContinue reading “Brian Kaltak sees red card in Auckland City’s draw against Team Wellington”

Vanuatu’s star Brian Kaltak in great form in New Zealand

Arguably the most important football player from Vanuatu currently is Auckland City’s defender Brian Kaltak – and he’s proving it every single match. This weekend he will be lining up for the Navy Blues in a key clash against Team Wellington, but he had shown his quality in the previous match of his against Hawke’sContinue reading “Vanuatu’s star Brian Kaltak in great form in New Zealand”

Michael Boxall’s Minnesota United makes history in Major League Soccer

New Zealand’s international Michael Boxall helped his team in United States to make history; Minnesota United won away from home Sporting KC by 3-0 to advanced in Major League Soccer’s playoffs – all goals were scored in the first half of the clash. The All Whites‘ international played all minutes of the match while anotherContinue reading “Michael Boxall’s Minnesota United makes history in Major League Soccer”

Kiwis shine in crucial win of Melbourne Victory at Asian Champions League

The COVID-19 pandemics forced a different lifestyle for everyone; football was no different. One good example of this is the 2020 AFC Champions League, the most important club football tournament of Asia, that was forced to be played in just one venue – Doha, Qatar. All the remaining matches of the group stage and knock-outContinue reading “Kiwis shine in crucial win of Melbourne Victory at Asian Champions League”

Manukau United obtain National League Club License in New Zealand

Only eight teams are fighting for the title in the current ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership, the national football league from New Zealand, once Southern United and Tasman United merged with Canterbury United for 2020-21. However, the number of participants in the ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership is likely to increase again for the next seasons. AfterContinue reading “Manukau United obtain National League Club License in New Zealand”