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”

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”

Laveni Vaka: the greatest women’s football talent of the South Pacific

Tonga is a kingdom in the South Pacific made up of 177 islands of which only 36 are inhabited by just over 106,000 people. With rugby being the most traditional sport, football has always taken a back seat -making it difficulty of revealing great talent in the sport. The scenario has been changing a bitContinue reading “Laveni Vaka: the greatest women’s football talent of the South Pacific”

Auckland City to play friendly against Barcelona B for FIFA Club World Cup preparation

From the warm weather of New Zealand to the cold of Spain. Auckland City FC has landed in Salou, Spain, and now preparing for the first friendly match against Reus FC Reddis on Thursday 19th January 2023 (Spain time). With temperatures going around 1°C to 10° C, the Navy Blues already had the first trainingContinue reading “Auckland City to play friendly against Barcelona B for FIFA Club World Cup preparation”

OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set

The quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship were decided this Wednesday – 18th January – after a draw by the Oceania Football Confederation. In the first leg of the quarterfinals New Caledonia will face Samoa in Suva on January 21st at 4pm local time; New Caledonia is the favourite to take the semifinal spot, butContinue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set”

Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team

Nicky Salapu is one of the most known football players from an OFC member – not for such a good reason as he was American Samoa’s goalkeeper in the unremarkable match against Australia that ended 31-0 for the Socceroos. Later, the American Samoan turned into a hero for his country as he captained the nationalContinue reading “Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team”

New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship

New Zealand and Tahiti came in as heavy favourites for the matches against American Samoa and the Cook Islands respectively. And on the field both responded positively by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship. NEW ZEALAND VS AMERICAN SAMOA New Zealand had no mercy on American Samoa and did what is expectedContinue reading “New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship”

Auckland City FC announces new defender Nikko Boxall for Club World Cup

The All Whites defender Nikko Boxall, 30-year-old, is the new acquisition for Auckland City FC as per announcement made today. The player is already training with the squad at Nixon Park aiming the preparations for the Club World Cup 2022 in Morocco. He is Michael Boxall’s brother who also played for All Whites and forContinue reading “Auckland City FC announces new defender Nikko Boxall for Club World Cup”

Fiji Football U-20 signed with Argentinian coach Rodolfo Zapata

Aiming the preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia in May this year, Fiji Football U-20 has announced today new coach Rodolfo Zapata from Argentina. Zapata will command the Junior Bula Boys which performed an amazing campaign in the OFC U-19 Championship 2022. It was the first time Fiji have made the regionalContinue reading “Fiji Football U-20 signed with Argentinian coach Rodolfo Zapata”

Ben Waine debuts at starting eleven, scored his first goal and wins player of the match prize for Plymouth Argyle

A night to remember! An amazing achievement today for the Kiwi rising star Ben Waine. As recently announced regarding his transfer to England football, the striker has scored his first goal for the Pilgrims in the quarter-final game against Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium valid for the English Football League Trophy. He played hisContinue reading “Ben Waine debuts at starting eleven, scored his first goal and wins player of the match prize for Plymouth Argyle”