Luganville: first football match after COVID-19 and TC Harold

Vanuatu was a special case during the COVID-19 pandemic – the country was hit by Harold, a tropical cyclone, during the lockdown forced by COVID-19. Football and all other activities were stopped due the pandemic, but also suffered a major blow from the natural disaster. Luganville’s football venues were heavily affected – the second mostContinue reading “Luganville: first football match after COVID-19 and TC Harold”

Solomon Islands: more football and less politics, please!

Football has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; many important events have been postponed or cancelled – such as the OFC Nations Cup – and football leagues have had to be put on ice. Unlike Asia, America and Europe, Oceania was not as badly affected by the disease, with places like Fiji and PapuaContinue reading “Solomon Islands: more football and less politics, please!”

The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics

While some important football tournaments in Europe are not so far to restart, the Oceania Football Confederation recently stated some of the major competitions are still on hold. After the shocking announcing of cancellation of the OFC Nations Cup, the governing body decided the fate of the men’s OFC U-19 Championship, the OFC Champions LeagueContinue reading “The wait continues: OFC tournaments postponed due COVID-19 pandemics”

Micah Lea’alafa leads by example

The dual international for Solomon Islands Micah Lea’alafa is an example for the young generation of football players of the Pacific Islands; and his commitment proves to be crucial for the succes the forward achieved both in footbalal and futsal. The former Auckland City and Maritzburg United attacker, that also represented his country three timesContinue reading “Micah Lea’alafa leads by example”

The most important tournament of Oceania is cancelled

🇫🇷 Français 🇮🇹 Italiano 21th April of 2020 marks a very sad day for all fans of Oceanian football; the most important competition of the region is cancelled, as informed the Oceania Football Confederation recent statement. “The Nations Cup will not be moved to a new window as the priority for OFC is to ensureContinue reading “The most important tournament of Oceania is cancelled”

COVID-19: Football really needs a break

Football is a part of our lives; we can not deny we are missing a lot the tournaments and players we are used to follow and wait so long to kick-off. Sport has the power to unite people: this is a good opportunity to use this power in favour of all of us amid manyContinue reading “COVID-19: Football really needs a break”

A-League postponed; Phoenix will need to wait

The COVID-19 outbreak forced another league to stop: the Australian top-tier, the Hyundai A-League, was postponed. After many discussions around the decisions made to keep the league running, the league officials decided in the last days that the games could not keep being played due the terrible situation regarding Coronavirus. Wellington Phoenix was in Australia,Continue reading “A-League postponed; Phoenix will need to wait”

Fiji Football Association postpones all scheduled events until further notice

Fiji is the latest country of Oceania to suspend its football activities due COVID-19 concerns. The Fijian Football Association recently stated all “its scheduled matches, meetings and workshops with immediate effect until further notice“. “Fiji FA would like to take stand with the Government of Fiji and postpone all our scheduled matches, meetings and workshopsContinue reading “Fiji Football Association postpones all scheduled events until further notice”

Football activities suspended in Vanuatu

Following another Football Associations all over the Pacific, Vanuatu is another country that is set to suspended all its football activities for a period of 30-days as it was informed by Vanuatu Football Federation due COVID-19 concerns. All Member Associations scheduled activities are suspended, as well the National Team camp that was training in orderContinue reading “Football activities suspended in Vanuatu”

PNG National Soccer League suspended due COVID-19 concerns

The worldwide Coronavirus outbreak continues to interfere significantly in football; now It is time for Papua New Guinea football association to suspended all PNG National Soccer League matches for at least 30 days – counting from 18th March, 2020. “Following ongoing consultation and collaboration with the President John Kapi Natto with his Executive Committee membersContinue reading “PNG National Soccer League suspended due COVID-19 concerns”