Auckland City to represent Oceania in FIFA Club World Cup

The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup was confirmed by FIFA. The upcoming edition was originally scheduled to take place next month, but it has been postponed to February 2021 due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 throughout the globe. As usual, the champion of each continental confederation secures a place at the FIFA Club WorldContinue reading “Auckland City to represent Oceania in FIFA Club World Cup”

Injuries mark Auckland City’s clash against Eastern Suburbs in New Zealand

Auckland City and Eastern Suburbs clashed at Kiwitea Street in the first matchweek of 2020-21 ISPS Handa Men’s Premiership, the most important football league from New Zealand, and the Navy Blues grabbed three important points by beating their opponents by 1-0. It was a special match for Mario Bilen who was playing his 150th matchContinue reading “Injuries mark Auckland City’s clash against Eastern Suburbs in New Zealand”

Fijian youngster Kishan Sami on trial with Auckland City

Auckland City and Hamilton Wanderers clashed at Porritt Stadium on this Sunday in a friendly match as preparation for the next ISPS Handa Premiership season that will kick-off in two weeks. Wanderers have beaten the Navy Blues by 2-1 with goals scored by Owen Comber and Xavier Pratt. The big surprise of this match wasContinue reading “Fijian youngster Kishan Sami on trial with Auckland City”

Brian Kaltak back to action with Auckland City in New Zealand

After being crowned champion of the 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership, Auckland City is back in action in New Zealand. The team, which continues to be coached by Jose Figueira, beat Manukau United 2-0 in a friendly match contested this weekend. Many of the players who were in the squad last season have returned to theContinue reading “Brian Kaltak back to action with Auckland City in New Zealand”

Youngsters debut for Manukau United’s first team in a friendly against Auckland City

Regional football leagues were cancelled in northern New Zealand due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Lotto NRFL Premier Men’s – the stronger regional league from New Zealand’s winter football season. Despite that, local teams resumed their activities with training sessions and friendlies. One of these teams is Manukau United that recently playedContinue reading “Youngsters debut for Manukau United’s first team in a friendly against Auckland City”

New Zealand: 2020-21 ISPS Handa Premiership to kick-off in November

The most important football tournament from New Zealand already has a proposed date to begin as 2020-21 ISPS Handa Premiership is set to kick-off next month. The biggest news is that only eight teams will fight for the title this season as Southern United and Tasman United merged with Canterbury United. It was also confirmedContinue reading “New Zealand: 2020-21 ISPS Handa Premiership to kick-off in November”

Salesh Kumar: Fijian football must move forward

One of Fiji’s most famous footballers has given his views on his career and the development of football in his country – it is always very important to hear the experiences of those who have been successful in the sport. Salesh Kumar, a Fijian international who has played in New Zealand for most of hisContinue reading “Salesh Kumar: Fijian football must move forward”

Sanni Issa: a successful trajectory in Oceanian football

It is not uncommon to see foreign players in Oceania. There are some well known players like Argentinian forward Emiliano Tade, Portuguese forward João Moreira and Spanish defender Ángel Berlanga. These players came from South America and Europe to make history in Oceania – specially for Auckland City FC. However there is an African playerContinue reading “Sanni Issa: a successful trajectory in Oceanian football”

João Moreira: I was very happy in Auckland

João Moreira is a Portuguese footballer with a long career in football. The 34-year-old forward played for many clubs from Spain and Portugal but he made history playing for Auckland City in New Zealand. Currently playing for Team Wellington, another team from New Zealand, João Moreira talked to futebolalternativo.pt – a Portuguese website focused onContinue reading “João Moreira: I was very happy in Auckland”

Brian Kaltak joins Central United for winter football season

It is confirmed. Brian Kaltak will represent Central United in New Zealand winter football season for the second straight year. The 26-year-old defender from Vanuatu was an important player for Central last year. Central United is well known because they always count on many players from Auckland City in their winter season squad. They areContinue reading “Brian Kaltak joins Central United for winter football season”