Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea clashed at the Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for a place in the final of the World Cup qualifiers. In an eventful match, the Solomons secured the victory and advanced to meet New Zealand or Tahiti in the final. The first opportunity of the game came from Ati Kepo‘sContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat PNG to secure a place in the WCQ final”

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands vie for a place in the WCQ final

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have a recent history of meeting in tournament semifinals. In 2016, the teams met in the semifinals of the OFC Nations Cup. Papua New Guinea won 2-1 and advanced to the final of the tournament. The following year, they faced each other in Port Moresby worth a place inContinue reading “Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands vie for a place in the WCQ final”

Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers

Solomon Islands and Cook Islands faced each other today – 17th March – in a World Cup qualifier. It was the return of the Cook Islands team to official matches after 7 years. For all the circumstances involving the two teams the Solomon Islands were the favorites for the match and they had to showContinue reading “Solomon Islands beat Cook Islands in the opening game of the World Cup qualifiers”

Solomon Islands finishes tour in Australia heading to World Cup qualifiers

The Solomon Islands finished their tour in Queensland, Australia – 9th March – in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers. The team coached by Felipe Vega-Arango collected two wins and one loss. In the first match the Bonitos faced the under-23 team of Brisbane Roar, since the friendly match against the Brisbane Roar’s main teamContinue reading “Solomon Islands finishes tour in Australia heading to World Cup qualifiers”

Lea’alafa scores his first goal after returning to Solomon Warriors

One of the most highlighted players of Solomon Islands and Oceania made recently his return to senior football for Solomon Islands’ current national champions Solomon Warriors. Micah Lea’alafa had changed his mind – the player stated he would take a break from the game to Oceania Football Center – but the attacker decided to returnContinue reading “Lea’alafa scores his first goal after returning to Solomon Warriors”

Micah Lea’alafa debuts for Solomon Warriors

After 315 days, Micah Lea’alafa played an official football match again. The 29-year-old winger made his debut for Solomon Warriors against Marist FC in the thirteenth matchweek of 2020-21 Telekom S-League, the national football league from the Solomon Islands. Lea’alafa came from the bench in the 83rd minute to replace Molis Junior Gagam. Although heContinue reading “Micah Lea’alafa debuts for Solomon Warriors”

Telekom S-League’s second round kicks-off this weekend

After three weeks without games, 2020 Telekom S-League is back. The second round of the competition starts this weekend as five matches are going to be contested at Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. It is going to be the first opportunity for football fans to see local teams inContinue reading “Telekom S-League’s second round kicks-off this weekend”

Micah Lea’alafa joins Solomon Warriors for Telekom S-League’s second round

Currently in the third position in Telekom S-League, Solomon Warriors are looking for new players to strengthen their squad for the second round of the national football league from the Solomon Islands. After signing with Gagame Feni, it was reported that Warriors signed with Micah Lea’alafa. Lea’alafa is surely one of the most important playersContinue reading “Micah Lea’alafa joins Solomon Warriors for Telekom S-League’s second round”

Micah Lea’alafa focused on developing football in Solomon Islands

Micah Lea’alafa is one of the most important players from Solomon Islands. After spending some months playing in a professional league, the 29-year-old forward is currently in his home country with a main focus: helping in the development of local football. Lea’alafa had the opportunity to live the dream of many children: becoming a professionalContinue reading “Micah Lea’alafa focused on developing football in Solomon Islands”

Micah Lea’alafa returns to training as Kurukuru reset World Cup preparations in Honiara

If there was no COVID-19 we would be months away the fourth participation in a row of Solomon Islands at the world’s most important Futsal event: FIFA Futsal World Cup. As this does not match the reality, we can only state by now the Kurukuru resumed their preparations for the tournament that will be heldContinue reading “Micah Lea’alafa returns to training as Kurukuru reset World Cup preparations in Honiara”