Andrew Abba: knee-injury almost finished my career

After having a wonder winter football season last year by winning the Chatham Cup with Napier City Rovers, Solomon Islands international Andrew Abba had a difficult 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership season as the Waitakere United’s forward got injured in a match against Hamilton Wanderers in December and missed the rest of the season. He underwentContinue reading “Andrew Abba: knee-injury almost finished my career”

Auckland City is crowned ISPS Handa Premiership champions

As reported recently by New Zealand Football, the ISPS Handa Premiership 2019/20 season was concluded. The top-tabled side Auckland City was crowned the national champions, having Team Wellington as 2nd while Waitakere United and Eastern Suburbs complete the top-four. The decision was taken due the COVID-19 threats that are concerning worldwide football federations. New ZealandContinue reading “Auckland City is crowned ISPS Handa Premiership champions”

Brian Kaltak: a new threat for opponent’s defense

Everbody knows that Ni-Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak is one of the most prolific defenders in Oceania. But it seems that now we are facing a new side of Kaltak’s game as he is becoming an offensive threat for his opponents. He arrived in New Zealand in 2018 as an Auckland City’s brand new player. TheContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: a new threat for opponent’s defense”

Jean-Philippe Saïko awarded in New Zealand

New Caledonia international Jean-Philippe Saïko was named the player of the week of the 15th matchweek of 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership. The 29-year-old forward played a very important role at Tasman’s 2-1 win against Auckland City. Saïko’s great performance was crowned with a goal in the 95th minute that awarded the three points to TasmanContinue reading “Jean-Philippe Saïko awarded in New Zealand”

Jake Butler signs with Australian club

Former All Whites midfielder Jake Butler has signed with Brunswick City SC from Australia after representing Hamilton Wanderers in the 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership season. Butler is a 36-year-old defensive midfielder that played two matches for New Zealand National Football Team in 2013. He is going to play NPL Victoria 2, the second tier ofContinue reading “Jake Butler signs with Australian club”

Jean-Philippe Saïko blows Auckland City’s invincibility

🇫🇷 français 🇫🇷 Tasman United won Auckland City by 2-1 in the 15th matchweek of 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership. New Caledonia international Jean-Philippe Saïko scored a late goal in the stoppage time to give the win to Tasman. Saïko keeps doing fine in his first ever season in New Zealand as he scored seven goalsContinue reading “Jean-Philippe Saïko blows Auckland City’s invincibility”

Auckland City loses for the first time in the season

Auckland City FC visited Tasman United at Trafalgar Park in the 15th matchweek of 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership, the main football league in New Zealand. It was a remarkable result as the Navy Blues lost in the Premiership for the first time since 2017. Current league leaders Auckland City FC had a difficult day inContinue reading “Auckland City loses for the first time in the season”

Brian Kaltak scores as Auckland City smashes Canterbury United in the ISPS Handa Premiership

Auckland City remains unbeaten at 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership. The Navy Blues made another victim as they thrashed Canterbury United by 5-1 with all five goals scored in the first half. Current league topscorer Myer Bevan found the net again and he has now 14 goals in the league. One of the Auckland City’s highlightedContinue reading “Brian Kaltak scores as Auckland City smashes Canterbury United in the ISPS Handa Premiership”

Legendary Henry Fa’arodo joins Hamilton Wanderers

Hamilton Wanderers announced that they have signed with legendary Solomon Islands international Henry Fa’arodo. The 37-year-old midfielder/striker will join the ISPS Handa Premeirship squad and he will also represent Wanderers in the Lotto Northern Premier League in the winter. Fa’arodo is a true legend in Oceanian football. He played more than 60 international matches forContinue reading “Legendary Henry Fa’arodo joins Hamilton Wanderers”

Jean-Philippe Saïko: francophone firepower in New Zealand

New Caledonia international Jean-Philippe Saïko is playing his first ever season in New Zealand after spending some years in France. He did not have a great start as he scored only one goal in his five matches in 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership. However things have changed for Saïko in 2020 as he is finding theContinue reading “Jean-Philippe Saïko: francophone firepower in New Zealand”