Raphael Lea’i set to sign his first professional contract

Raphael Lea’i is one of the greatest talents Oceania football has ever produced, his meteoric rise came in the 2018 OFC U-16 championship when he scored a hattrick against New Zealand. He then went to the Wellington Phoenix Academy before returning to his homeland to play for the Henderson Eels. In the FIFA World CupContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i set to sign his first professional contract”

Christopher Wasasala confirms his stay in Labasa for upcoming season

One of the most important players of the Babasiga Lions from Vanua Levu confirmed to Oceania Football Center he is staying in Labasa for the next season of football in Fiji: the 28-year-old Fijian international Christopher Wasasala is set to continue to be one of the key players for the Lions. “I play for LabasaContinue reading “Christopher Wasasala confirms his stay in Labasa for upcoming season”

New Caledonia and New Zealand will represent OFC at U-17 FIFA World Cup

The semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship were played this Wednesday in Suva; the four teams expected to clinch a spot in the next U-17 FIFA World Cup to be played this year in Peru. The first game of the day were between New Caledonia and Tahiti; two of the best teams in the tournament,Continue reading “New Caledonia and New Zealand will represent OFC at U-17 FIFA World Cup”

No wins for Auckland City FC after draw 1-1 with Barcelona B

With two defeats and one draw against Barcelona B, Auckland City FC had no luck playing the three warm-up games in Catalonia for Club World Cup. First friendly was a 1-0 loss to sixth-tier Spanish side Reus FC Reddis, the second 1-0 defeat was against Jeonbuk Motors, top-tier of South Korean football, and today facingContinue reading “No wins for Auckland City FC after draw 1-1 with Barcelona B”

Europe: Raphael Lea’i displays superb performance and scores in his first friendly match

19-year-old star player from Solomon Islands Raphael Lea’i played his first friendly match this week in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The striker is currently under trials with the FK Velež Mostar, one of the most important clubs of Bosnian football. This Tuesday (24th Jan) Velež Mostar played the Croatian side NK Neretvanac Opuzen, a teamContinue reading “Europe: Raphael Lea’i displays superb performance and scores in his first friendly match”

Four teams, two spots and a dream: the FIFA U-17 World Cup

New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and New Caledonia will play the semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship on Wednesday – January 25th – in search of their dream of going to Peru to compete at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. New Zealand have played in the tournament numerous times before, New Caledonia will be looking toContinue reading “Four teams, two spots and a dream: the FIFA U-17 World Cup”

Raphael Lea’i close to deal in Europe

The starlet Raphael Lea’i is currently in Europe pursuing his dream to turn into a professional footballer – as reported by Oceania Football Center during the week. It was known the player was set to have a trial in Turkey, as mentioned in interview to Henderson Eels’ chairman, but it was revelead by FK VeležContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i close to deal in Europe”

Lae City FC wants National Soccer League final to be played in Lae after hooligans attack

This Saturday (21th Jan) saw terrible moments in the field of play in PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby; not a bad football game, but much worse: hooliganism attacks between two factions of supporters enter into fight having the pitch as an wrestle arena. You can see more about by clicking here. After the decisiveContinue reading “Lae City FC wants National Soccer League final to be played in Lae after hooligans attack”

Fiji FA drops Ronil Lal in favour of foreign coach heading to U-20 FIFA World Cup

Last January 11th we learned that the Argentine Rodolfo Zapata will be the head coach of the Fijian national team in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, a normal news until then if the position had not already been held by Ronil Lal, who was the man who led Fiji to secure a spot for theContinue reading “Fiji FA drops Ronil Lal in favour of foreign coach heading to U-20 FIFA World Cup”