Solomon Islands’ Ali Mekawir joins Australian outfit

There are great news for the Oceania football fans and in specific the Solomon Islands’ fans: the young rising star Ali Mekawir has recently joined Australian football club Adelaide City, that currently plays at the second-tier league in the country – National Premier League South Australia (NPLSA). The news were confirmed by Solomon Islands FootballContinue reading “Solomon Islands’ Ali Mekawir joins Australian outfit”

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”

Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ

Solomon Islands and Tahiti clashed at Al-Arabi Stadium in Doha to decide which side would finish on top of Group A after the withdrawal of Vanuatu and the Cook Islands from the tournament. The team coached by Felipe Vega-Arango had only one change to its starting eleven compared to their previous game against the CookContinue reading “Raphael Lea’i scores a hat-trick as Solomon Islands defeat Tahiti in WCQ”

Melanesian Cup one step closer to be revived in Oceania

🇫🇷 Français Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president Lambert Maltock confirmed that an agreement between OFC and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to relaunch the traditional Melanesian Cup. According to Maltock, the tournament name will be changed to “MSG Prime Ministers’ Cup” in order to avoid discrimination of ethnicity and also to allow other OFC members toContinue reading “Melanesian Cup one step closer to be revived in Oceania”

Lea’alafa and Le’ai: present and future of Solomon Islands National Team attack

Football has been played around the world for around a century; the game is changing and evolving from generation to generation, and new characteristics are being introduced by new players, coaches and all those involved in the creation of the sport. It is a must to always prepare the younger generations to perform more andContinue reading “Lea’alafa and Le’ai: present and future of Solomon Islands National Team attack”

Andrew Abba: knee-injury almost finished my career

After having a wonder winter football season last year by winning the Chatham Cup with Napier City Rovers, Solomon Islands international Andrew Abba had a difficult 2019-20 ISPS Handa Premiership season as the Waitakere United’s forward got injured in a match against Hamilton Wanderers in December and missed the rest of the season. He underwentContinue reading “Andrew Abba: knee-injury almost finished my career”

When the right knee prevented Benjamin Totori to make it big in America

Benjamin Totori is one of the most prolific players from Pacific Islands alongside Fijian star Roy Krishna. Both players had the opportunity to play professionally for Wellington Phoenix in A-League, the most important football league in Australia. While Krishna had his first full professional contract with Phoenix, Totori crossed the Pacific Ocean in 2008 toContinue reading “When the right knee prevented Benjamin Totori to make it big in America”

Felipe Vega-Arango in talks to return to Solomon Islands as National Team’s head coach

It has been some months since Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) announced that they are looking for a new head coach to lead Solomon Islands National Football Team in their upcoming challenges. However due to COVID-19 pandemic the new head coach has not been announced yet. It was previously reported by Oceania Football Center thatContinue reading “Felipe Vega-Arango in talks to return to Solomon Islands as National Team’s head coach”

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”

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”