Good performances of Raphael Lea’i in his first friendly matches after signing for Velež Mostar

The Solomon Islands superstar Raphael Lea’i is enjoying his first minutes as a pro-player; his new club FK Velež Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovina is now on a camp in Antalya, Turkey. The striker arrived late in the camp, but already took part in two friendly matches of the club – against Lithuanian national championsContinue reading “Good performances of Raphael Lea’i in his first friendly matches after signing for Velež Mostar”

Raphael Lea’i gets worldwide recognition

The recent move for Raphael Lea’i is still making the world of football efusive; the 19-year-old striker deal with FK Velež Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovina got attention not only in Solomon Islands or Oceania region – his achievement got worldwide recognition. The transfer speaks by itself, but the momentum proves the importance of this milestoneContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i gets worldwide recognition”

Raphael Lea’i arrives in Turkey for training camp and friendly matches with FK Velež Mostar

The Solomon Islands’ superstar Raphael Lea’i is finally safe and sound in Turkey where his team, FK Velež Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovia top-tier league, is preparing for the restart of the season; the club already played two friendly matches – 0-0 draw against Vorskla from Ukraine and a 2-1 defeat against FC Olympic TashkentContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i arrives in Turkey for training camp and friendly matches with FK Velež Mostar”

OFFICIAL: Raphael Lea’i signs professional contract in Europe

It is now official, Raphael Lea’i is now a professional player! The Solomon Islands attacker has signed a deal with FK Velež Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina first-tier division, making him the first senior player ever from Solomon Islands to sign a contract in European football. “Football club Velež Mostar informs all its members, fansContinue reading “OFFICIAL: Raphael Lea’i signs professional contract in Europe”

Raphael Lea’i set to sign his first professional contract

Raphael Lea’i is one of the greatest talents Oceania football has ever produced, his meteoric rise came in the 2018 OFC U-16 championship when he scored a hattrick against New Zealand. He then went to the Wellington Phoenix Academy before returning to his homeland to play for the Henderson Eels. In the FIFA World CupContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i set to sign his first professional contract”

Europe: Raphael Lea’i displays superb performance and scores in his first friendly match

19-year-old star player from Solomon Islands Raphael Lea’i played his first friendly match this week in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The striker is currently under trials with the FK Velež Mostar, one of the most important clubs of Bosnian football. This Tuesday (24th Jan) Velež Mostar played the Croatian side NK Neretvanac Opuzen, a teamContinue reading “Europe: Raphael Lea’i displays superb performance and scores in his first friendly match”

Raphael Lea’i close to deal in Europe

The starlet Raphael Lea’i is currently in Europe pursuing his dream to turn into a professional footballer – as reported by Oceania Football Center during the week. It was known the player was set to have a trial in Turkey, as mentioned in interview to Henderson Eels’ chairman, but it was revelead by FK VeležContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i close to deal in Europe”

Raphael Lea’i arrives in Europe; new details about his possible deal

Raphael Lea’i is having another very good chance – maybe the best of all he had – to sign professional deal – as recently explained by Oceania Football Center. The young striker from Solomon Islands already landed in Bosnia and Herzegovina and joined 1st-tier club FK Velež Mostar for a period of trainings – Lea’iContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i arrives in Europe; new details about his possible deal”

Raphael Lea’i on trial with European professional club

Raphael Lea’i is on his way to Europe. It has been reported that the 19-year-old Solomon Islands’ rising star will spend two months training with FK Velež Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina before going on trial with top flight club in Turkey, Alanyaspor. If successful, he will sign his first professional contract. YouTube: Oceania FootballContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i on trial with European professional club”