Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia

The Tonga women’s national team is on a training camp tour in Australia in preparation for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. During this period two friendly matches against the Philippines Women’s National Team took place. The first match was played on April 22nd with a painful 16-0 loss – the second match took place onContinue reading “Tonga women’s national team loses again to Philippines in friendly match in Australia”

Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster

On January 14th the Tongan people suffered a severe blow with the violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano causing a tsunami in the country and sending a cloud of ash and gas vapor into the air. As a result, the entire population had to be evacuated in a hurry, without power and communication.Continue reading “Tonga returns to international football after Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai disaster”

Alex Chin: Tongan blood in Hong Kong

Alex Chin is a professional footballer who plays for South China, in the second tier of Hong Kong football league system. Despite being born in the Asian nation, the 22-year-old goalkeeper has the possibility to represent Tonga internationally, since his mother was born there. Chin began his career at Tai Po and played there untilContinue reading “Alex Chin: Tongan blood in Hong Kong”

43-0: Veitongo smash Isileli Kapeta in Tonga Challenge Cup

The 2020 Tonga Challenge Cup is coming to its end as the men’s tournament reached the knock-out stage. Sixteen teams, eight from each group, are going to fight for this title in Tonga. However, the most interesting fact took place in the final round of the group stage, when current national champions defeated Isileli KapetaContinue reading “43-0: Veitongo smash Isileli Kapeta in Tonga Challenge Cup”

Football season ready to kick-off in Tonga

After a long wait, football is finally back in Tonga as the Challenge Cup is set to kick-off on this Saturday at Lototonga Soccer Centre. The tournament will be contested in four different categories: Men’s, Women’s, U14 Men’s and U16 Women’s. In the Men’s Touranment, current league champions Veitongo will debut against Ha’amoko while traditionalContinue reading “Football season ready to kick-off in Tonga”

Tongan youngster Kina Likiliki scores his first goal for Christchurch United’s main team

Christchurch United visited bottom-placed Western AFC at Walter Park in the fifteenth matchweek of 2020 Mainland Premier League – one of the football leagues from New Zealand winter season – on this Saturday. Despite playing at home, Western AFC were not the favourites to win. The team coached by Kelly Jarden won only one matchContinue reading “Tongan youngster Kina Likiliki scores his first goal for Christchurch United’s main team”

Kina Likiliki: young player from Tonga finding his space in New Zealand

Despite being a very small nations in the Pacific, Tonga has some talented footballers living abroad like Mohammad Rajani and AJ Inia that play in Australia. However there are some talented footballers from Tonga playing in New Zealand like Kina Likiliki. Likiliki is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder that used to play for Christchurch United’s reserveContinue reading “Kina Likiliki: young player from Tonga finding his space in New Zealand”

David Koloamatangi: I have a lot of interest on representing Tonga

New Zealand is a country with lots of immigrants. Every year thousands of people come from all over the world to live in the Oceanian country. The reflection of immigration can be seen in the local football. Many football clubs have foreign roots like Central United (Croatia) and Wellington Olympic (Greece). The same happens inContinue reading “David Koloamatangi: I have a lot of interest on representing Tonga”

Tonga: football season proposed to start in September

While many countries are already resuming their football leagues, the wait is going to be a little bit longer in Tonga as the 2020 football season is likely to begin in September. According to Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) the teams from Tonga were cleared to resume training activities in May which means that they areContinue reading “Tonga: football season proposed to start in September”

Kina Likiliki: I am still keen on representing Tonga

Living in New Zealand, Anthony Likiliki keeps his path as a footballer. The 20-year-old player from Tonga moved away from his homeland last year and since then he is playing for Christchurch United FC in the Mainland Premier League. Better known as Kina, he had his first contact with New Zealand when he was eightContinue reading “Kina Likiliki: I am still keen on representing Tonga”