Royals: the turbulent story of a football academy from Solomon Islands

Football is all about passion – it is about how we can get our team to win, support and give the best to achieve our goals in this beautiful game. If you want to be successful in football, you certainly need a lot of training and sacrifice to achieve what you want. This is theContinue reading “Royals: the turbulent story of a football academy from Solomon Islands”

Anthony Talo: possible next steps of his career

One of Solomon Islands’ most famous players is still uncertain about the future of his career: Anthony Talo has had many ups and downs in his career, but surely the whole Solomon Islands can not forget his winning goal scored against Guatemala from his defensive end at the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup – theContinue reading “Anthony Talo: possible next steps of his career”

The importance of Henry Fa’arodo for Solomon Islands sport

Sport has its icons, the important figures that inspire the younger generations to pursue the dream of being a successful sportsman. All sporting modalities have their idols; all countries have an athlete who can serve as a role model. In Solomon Islands, we can remember many important names, especially from football, which is the mostContinue reading “The importance of Henry Fa’arodo for Solomon Islands sport”

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!”

Charles Mani shines in Hibiscus Coast win in New Zealand

The Solomon Islands youth international Charles Mani and his side Hibiscus Coast AFC are preparing for their debut in the season in Lotto NRFL Division 2, in New Zealand. The 18-year-old attacker is already in the senior team of Hibiscus and played in a friendly match this Saturday (06th June) against Northland in Auckland. TheContinue reading “Charles Mani shines in Hibiscus Coast win in New Zealand”

Brazil and Oceania: a Football connection

🇧🇷 PortuguĂŞs Brazil is the place where football happens; Brazilians call their country “the home of football” – and that could really be true. Five times in history, Brazil has won the most important football tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup. The same country that produced players such as PelĂ©, Zico, Ronaldo andContinue reading “Brazil and Oceania: a Football connection”

Raphael Le’ai intensifies training during football break

The 16-year-old Solomon Islands prodigy, Raphael Le’ai, recently completed trials training with Australian outfit Melbourne Victory alongside his compatriot Leon Kofana and returned to his home country; But his training was not over, not even during the football break due to COVID-19 problems in Solomon Islands. The current star of Henderson Eels – who helpedContinue reading “Raphael Le’ai intensifies training during football break”

Solomon Islands is close to announce new head coach thanks to partnership with La Liga

The search for a new head coach for the Solomon Islands national team is close to have an end. Recently, the Solomon Islands football federation official media stated the governing body already selected from a bunch of 45 applicants the new head coach of its national team. “The President [of SIFF] will announce that inContinue reading “Solomon Islands is close to announce new head coach thanks to partnership with La Liga”

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”

Batram Suri: succeeding as a player and coach

Recently, one of the most important football players ever of Solomon Islands helped the Ni-Vanuatu outfit Galaxy FC to qualify for the knock-out stage of the OFC Champions League 2020 in their first appearance in the regional competition; we are talking about the former forward of teams as Amicale, Koloale and Canterbury United and theContinue reading “Batram Suri: succeeding as a player and coach”