OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set

The quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship were decided this Wednesday – 18th January – after a draw by the Oceania Football Confederation. In the first leg of the quarterfinals New Caledonia will face Samoa in Suva on January 21st at 4pm local time; New Caledonia is the favourite to take the semifinal spot, butContinue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set”

New Zealand international signs with Barnsley

New Zealand goalkeeper Jamie Searle will play for Barnsley next season. He was attached to Swansea’s U-23 team after a spell with Aston Villa’s U-23 – team where he got his first chance to play in Europe. The goalkeeper, who is only 21-years old, has signed a two-year contract and is expected to compete withContinue reading “New Zealand international signs with Barnsley”

VĂ©nus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round

🇫🇷Français AS Pirae and AS VĂ©nus took the field on Wednesday – 15th June – to decide who would be the representative of Tahiti in the final round of the OFC Champions League. Pirae is the current Ligue 1 champion and was the Oceania representative at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup nominated by theContinue reading “VĂ©nus beats Pirae in extra-time and advances to OFC Champions League’s final round”

Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League

🇫🇷Français Today – 4th June – the start of the 2022 OFC Champions League will be set. The most important competition in the South Pacific returns after two seasons of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2020 edition the tournament was cancelled just after the completion of the group stage. As explained earlierContinue reading “Hienghène and Ne Drehu kicks-off the 2022 OFC Champions League”

David Browne scores for the first time this season as HJK beats FC Haka

Last Sunday – May 22nd – HJK and FC Haka took to the field in the eighth round of the Veikkausliiga – the Finnish national football league. The match was special due the presence of three players from Oceania: HJK’s Papua New Guinea striker David Browne and New Zealand’s Oliver Whyte and Logan Rogerson. InContinue reading “David Browne scores for the first time this season as HJK beats FC Haka”

Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand

Alden Suri as well as Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana was on a scholarship at Scotts College in Wellington some years back. Unlike the other two Solomon Islands national team members, Suri continued to pursue his career in New Zealand. The son of Solomon Islands football legend Batram Suri was one of 21 Solomon IslandsContinue reading “Batram Suri’s son Alden debuts at senior level in New Zealand”

Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football

Brian Kaltak is Vanuatu’s most successful footballer in the last decade. He made his international debut – and was captain at the age of just 17. For four seasons he has been with Auckland City – the biggest football club in Oceania. In Auckland he has established himself as one of the best defenders onContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football”

Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match

Fiji and Vanuatu are two of the national teams that have already landed in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers. The two teams took the field today at Doha University in a preparatory friendly match. The two teams are in different groups in the tournament that will give a place in the continental playoff. OnContinue reading “Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match”

PNG Kapuls star to arrive at last moment in Qatar

Tommy Semmy is undeniably one of the best Papuan players of the recent years. He recently transferred to the Altona Magic of the Australian NPL after a successful four-year stint playing for the traditional New Zealand club Hamilton Wanderers. However, Tommy Semmy is expected to arrive in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers only onContinue reading “PNG Kapuls star to arrive at last moment in Qatar”

Tahiti women’s national team finishes their European tour

🇫🇷Français The Tahiti women’s national team finished their three-match friendly tour in Europe. Even with two losses and a draw to Luxembourg and Andorra respectively, the Tahiti team certainly can take a lot of this experience. Luxembourg 5-0 Tahiti The first match was played on Luxembourg soil against the hosts. In the first thirty minutesContinue reading “Tahiti women’s national team finishes their European tour”