Controversial referee calls and silly mistakes mark Phoenix defeat to Sydney

Wellington Phoenix fans can not be happy on the result of the very first competitive football match of the club after the COVID-19 pandemic. Phoenix got beaten by Sydney by 3-1 – a mix of bad luck, controversial referee calls and silly mistakes of the Nix marked a night to be forgotten. The team starsContinue reading “Controversial referee calls and silly mistakes mark Phoenix defeat to Sydney”

New Zealand: football is back to North Island as NRFL starts

After the start of Central League season in Wellington region, football is finally totally back to North Island in New Zealand as the Northern Regional Football League is back to action. The three top-divisions had a very good start in the past weekened as the current season is likely to be one of the bestContinue reading “New Zealand: football is back to North Island as NRFL starts”

NRFL set to kick-off in New Zealand and many Pacific Islanders have a chance to shine

The new season of the Northern Regional Football League is about to kick off. After many doubts during the football break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, football is definitely back in New Zealand. The clubs had two weeks to prepare for the leagues – many friendly matches were played to get ready for the newContinue reading “NRFL set to kick-off in New Zealand and many Pacific Islanders have a chance to shine”

Central League kicks-off in Wellington

One of New Zealand’s most important regional winter leagues has kicked-off – finally football is back in action in New Zealand, after a long absence due to a COVID 19 pandemic. With quality football, five matches were played this weekend to open a season that promises to be very entertaining for fans. The Central LeagueContinue reading “Central League kicks-off in Wellington”

The fantastic year of Dane Schnell

The year of 2019 was a great one for talented midfielder Dane Schnell. The Waitakere United player helped his team to finish at 3rd in the last season of the ISPS Handa Premiership – the best Waitakere campaign in years. The 21-year-old player also represented clubs in New Zealand such as Western Springs and EasternContinue reading “The fantastic year of Dane Schnell”

New Zealand: winter football season ready to kick-off

Football is slowly returning to normality in Oceania; New Zealand, one of the countries that has responded best to the COVID 19 pandemic, has already allowed teams to start training with some restrictions. After speculation, New Zealand football – in agreement with the New Zealand government – announced that the winter football league could startContinue reading “New Zealand: winter football season ready to kick-off”

Derek Tieku: ISPS Handa Premiership 2019/20 MVP

Hamilton Wanderers ended the season at the 6th place in the ISPS Handa Premiership table, but they will have something very important to celebrate: the attacker Derek Tieku was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the 2019/20 season of the New Zealand top-league. The 24-year old Ghanian-born English player scored eight goals in theContinue reading “Derek Tieku: ISPS Handa Premiership 2019/20 MVP”

Football Fern Rebekah Stott makes history in Australia

The New Zealand international Rebekah Stott added in the past week another very important title to his career: the defender won her 4th Australian W-League – the top-tier of women’s football in Australia – for her side Melbourne City after beating by 1-0 in the grand final Sydney FC. Stott was praised as one ofContinue reading “Football Fern Rebekah Stott makes history in Australia”

Tokyo Olympic Games are postponed

The Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9 of the current year are postponed to 2021 due the COVID-19 outbreak. After a lot of discussions between IOC – International Olympic Committee and Japanese government, an agreement was reached between both parties. During the week, many national Olympic committees expressedContinue reading “Tokyo Olympic Games are postponed”

Auckland beats Eastern Suburbs as Waitakere qualifies for semifinals at ISPS Handa Premiership

The football weekend of football at the top-tier of football in New Zealand proved the dominance of Auckland City in the country as they beat the current title holders Eastern Suburbs away from their home stadium – to grab all points and win the Charity Cup. The weekend also saw the giants Waitakere United sealingContinue reading “Auckland beats Eastern Suburbs as Waitakere qualifies for semifinals at ISPS Handa Premiership”