Central Coast achieves heroic qualification against Solomon Warriors in OFC Champions League

Central Coast and Solomon Warriors played two games at Lawson Tama Stadium to decide who would represent Solomon Islands in the final round of the OFC Champions League. In the first match we had a very open game between two teams that had great chances to come out on top in the confrontation. Still inContinue reading “Central Coast achieves heroic qualification against Solomon Warriors in OFC Champions League”

Alden Suri scores first goal as senior player in New Zealand

On Friday – 8th April – Alden Suri made his debut for Petone FC in the Central League. This Thursday – 14th April – Alden Suri returned to the field for Petone FC against Napier City Rovers in the fourth round of the New Zealand Central League – the most important football league of theContinue reading “Alden Suri scores first goal as senior player in New Zealand”

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”

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”

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”

New Zealand smashes Solomon Islands to clinch FIFA World Cup playoff’s berth

Unfortunately for the islanders, Solomon Islands national team was no match for the New Zealand; the All Whites faced no resistance and confirmed their massive favouritism to clinch a berth at FIFA World Cup intercontinental playoff. The New Zealanders will play a single-decisive match against the 4th-placed team from CONCACAF in June, which is CostaContinue reading “New Zealand smashes Solomon Islands to clinch FIFA World Cup playoff’s berth”

Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea clashed at the Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for a place in the final of the World Cup qualifiers. In an eventful match, the Solomons secured the victory and advanced to meet New Zealand or Tahiti in the final. The first opportunity of the game came from Ati Kepo‘sContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final”

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands vie for a place in the WCQ final

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have a recent history of meeting in tournament semifinals. In 2016, the teams met in the semifinals of the OFC Nations Cup. Papua New Guinea won 2-1 and advanced to the final of the tournament. The following year, they faced each other in Port Moresby worth a place inContinue reading “Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands vie for a place in the WCQ final”

The OFC World Cup qualifiers’ semifinals are defined

The OFC World Cup qualifiers have reached their decisive stage. New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti dream of a place in the intercontinental play-off against a team from CONCACAF – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. New Zealand and Tahiti will face each other at senior level forContinue reading “The OFC World Cup qualifiers’ semifinals are defined”

Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ

Solomon Islands and Tahiti clashed at Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha to decide which side would finish on top of Group A after the withdrawal of Vanuatu and the Cook Islands from the tournament. The team coached by Felipe Vega-Arango had only one change to its starting eleven compared to their previous game against the CookContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ”