Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia

The Fiji women’s national team has taken another step towards preparing for the OFC Nations Cup. The girls traveled to Sydney to play two friendly matches against the Philippines – national team that is qualified for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup. In the first clash Fiji lost 7-2; after trailing 6-0 at halftime, CemaContinue reading “Fiji Women’s National Team finishes tour in Australia”

Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand

Alden Suri as well as Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana was on a scholarship at Scotts College in Wellington some years back. Unlike the other two Solomon Islands national team members, Suri continued to pursue his career in New Zealand. The son of Solomon Islands football legend Batram Suri was one of 21 Solomon IslandsContinue reading “Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand”

37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football

🇫🇷Français In the last week Raïmana Li Fung Kuee scored the decisive penalty kick goal to give AS Dragon the Coupe Élite title over Tamari Punaruu. This week – exactly on April 10th – Li Fung Kuee turned 37-years-old, one more year to be celebrated for the Tahitian multi-sports star. Li Fung Kuee is aContinue reading “37-years of Raïmana Li Fung Kuee: a legend of Tahitian football”

Raphael Lea’i not to trial in Australia

After the FIFA OFC World Cup Qualifiers, ten Solomon Islanders players went to Australia for a trial in search of a professional contract – Ali Mekawir even signed with Adelaide City. Raphael Lea’i was expected to be with the other players to hold a trial but had to return to the Solomon Islands for personalContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i not to trial in Australia”

Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football

Brian Kaltak is Vanuatu’s most successful footballer in the last decade. He made his international debut – and was captain at the age of just 17. For four seasons he has been with Auckland City – the biggest football club in Oceania. In Auckland he has established himself as one of the best defenders onContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football”

Solomon Islands’ Ali Mekawir joins Australian outfit

There are great news for the Oceania football fans and in specific the Solomon Islands’ fans: the young rising star Ali Mekawir has recently joined Australian football club Adelaide City, that currently plays at the second-tier league in the country – National Premier League South Australia (NPLSA). The news were confirmed by Solomon Islands FootballContinue reading “Solomon Islands’ Ali Mekawir joins Australian outfit”

Papua New Guinea women’s national team at the Tri Nations in Singapore

Papua New Guinea – like Fiji and Tahiti – is yet another team to leave its country to play friendly matches in preparation for the OFC Nations Cup. The national team will be taking part on Tri Nations tournament to be held in Singapore. The PNG women’s team – who are the current Pacific GamesContinue reading “Papua New Guinea women’s national team at the Tri Nations in Singapore”

Fiji women’s national team preparing for the OFC Nations Cup in Australia

The Fiji women’s team is another Pacific team to leave their country to prepare for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. Fiji will head to Australia for four friendly matches; two against local Sydney teams and two official friendlies against the Philippines – national team that is already qualified for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. TheContinue reading “Fiji women’s national team preparing for the OFC Nations Cup in Australia”

Roy Krishna leads Fiji to beat Vanuatu in international friendly

Vanuatu has unfortunately withdrawn from the OFC World Cup qualifiers because of an outbreak of Covid-19 in its delegation. Fiji was eliminated by Papua New Guinea early in the group stage after a 2-1 defeat. Both national teams took advantage of the rare opportunity to play a friendly match – which will count towards theContinue reading “Roy Krishna leads Fiji to beat Vanuatu in international friendly”

New Zealand or Solomon Islands: only one side keeps its World Cup’s dream alive

New Zealand and Solomon Islands take the field at Gran Hamad Stadium to play in the finals of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers – just as they did in 2017. On that occasion New Zealand beat the Bonitos in Auckland 6-1 and drew 2-2 at the Lawson Tama in Honiara – thus achieving qualification forContinue reading “New Zealand or Solomon Islands: only one side keeps its World Cup’s dream alive”