Kris Naicker: Fijian blood representing New Zealand

Currently playing for Lower Hutt City AFC in New Zealand winter football season Kris Naicker is one of the most talented players from Wellington Phoenix Academy. The 17-year-old defender had some opportunities to play for Wellington Phoenix Reserves in 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership. Born in New Zealand, Naicker represented his homeland at FIFA U-17 WorldContinue reading “Kris Naicker: Fijian blood representing New Zealand”

Manchester City show interest on signing Matthew Garbett

Matthew Garbett is a talented 18-year-old striker from New Zealand who is currently playing for Falkenbergs FF in Allsvenskan – the top-tier of Swedish football. He recently joined Ner Era Global Sports, a football agency that has former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand as ambassador. Since then he is being linked to some clubs fromContinue reading “Manchester City show interest on signing Matthew Garbett”

Junior All Whites’ Henry Hamilton set to play in the United States

The number of footballers from New Zealand playing in the United States grows yearly. There are eight Kiwis attached to Major League Soccer – the main football league in the USA – clubs this year. There are also dozens of young players studying and playing at college level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).Continue reading “Junior All Whites’ Henry Hamilton set to play in the United States”

Barrie Limoki: a new talent looking for exposure

Barrie Limoki is one of the most promising footballers from Solomon Islands. Despite being only 15 years old he has some huge experience for his age. His evolution is something thunderous as he started playing 11-a-side football only in 2017 – “I started to play football when I was seven years old. However I hadContinue reading “Barrie Limoki: a new talent looking for exposure”

Solomon Islands faced proven quality at U17 World Cup

Solomon Islands U17 National Team ended their participation in 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup with three losses in three matches. They were criticized by many people in their homeland but they really did their best. They were in a very hard group with Italy, Mexico and Paraguay, three strong teams that are currently in theContinue reading “Solomon Islands faced proven quality at U17 World Cup”

Solomon Islands 0-8 Mexico: a performance analysis

Solomon Islands played its last match in U17 World Cup against Mexico. Despite the 8-0 loss there are still some positive things to be said about this game. Oceania Football Center brings another performance analysis just like we did after the match against Paraguay. As we said in the last performance analysis article, Solomon IslandsContinue reading “Solomon Islands 0-8 Mexico: a performance analysis”

Dead end for Oceania in U17 World Cup

New Zealand is eliminated in the 2019 U17 World Cup. They were the fifth best third placed team in the World Cup but only the top four third placed teams qualified for Round of 16, so New Zealand ended its participation in the championship in the 17th position. They could have done more to qualifyContinue reading “Dead end for Oceania in U17 World Cup”

Solomon Islands and football: the first steps are made

Solomon Islands ended their participation in FIFA U17 World Cup with a 8-0 loss to Mexico. Despite the heavy loss there are positive things to be pointed specially in the first half. The biggest defensive problems remained, but it was clear that they were trying to make their best during the whole game. Left BackContinue reading “Solomon Islands and football: the first steps are made”

Solomon Islands vs Mexico – Preview

Solomon Islands had a heavy loss with many mistakes against Paraguay and Oceania Football Center already talked about that. Even being already eliminated, Solomon Islands still has an opportunity to perform one more time at international level in this World Cup. Mexico draw one match against Paraguay and lost another to Italy and they reallyContinue reading “Solomon Islands vs Mexico – Preview”

Solomon Islands U17: a performance analysis

Solomon Islands did not perform well and lost to Paraguay by 7-0. The Islanders had more ball possession (55%) but only had one shot on target during the whole game. Oceania Football Center goes deeper to bring an analysis about the Bonitos campaign in U17 World Cup. The first thing that needs to be pointedContinue reading “Solomon Islands U17: a performance analysis”