U17 National Team makes Solomon Islands proud

The year is 2018 and Solomon Islands are ready to host the U16 OFC Championship at its main venue, the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara. The expectations of the local team are high: would it be possible for the Solomon Islands boys to qualify for their country for the first football FIFA tournament ever? TheContinue reading “U17 National Team makes Solomon Islands proud”

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”

Barrie Limoki: a new talent looking for exposure

Barrie Limoki is one of the most promising footballers from Solomon Islands. Despite being only 15 years old he has some huge experience for his age. His evolution is something thunderous as he started playing 11-a-side football only in 2017 – “I started to play football when I was seven years old. However I hadContinue reading “Barrie Limoki: a new talent looking for exposure”

Solomon Islands: new year, new World Cup!

Solomon Islands had the taste to be for the first time in a FIFA football competition in the past year, when they played the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil. Despite losing all three matches they played in group stage, for the first-timers it was a especial moment. The team led by Charles Mani, LeonContinue reading “Solomon Islands: new year, new World Cup!”

A year to remember for Solomon Islands football

As we enter in 2020, it is time to make a recap about the previous year – and the 2019 of Solomon Islands football is surely a year to remember for history. The U17 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil – played in 2019 – was the first ever tournament a Solomon Islands football teamContinue reading “A year to remember for Solomon Islands football”

The brilliant year of Raphael Le’ai

Every country has its young talents; always lots of expecations are put in their shoulders to turn into superstars in the game. In little nations it might be even harder to deal with the pressure to have the gift to play football: in a football crazy nation – that is yet to achieve big thingsContinue reading “The brilliant year of Raphael Le’ai”

Charles Mani: improving his Football career

One of the most promising young players of Solomon Islands is hoping to achieve bigger in his career and he feels his experiences in 2019 can be instrumental for the development of his game. Charles Mani captained Solomon Islands to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup – the first FIFA football tournament to beContinue reading “Charles Mani: improving his Football career”

Maxwell Keana suspended by OFC

Oceania Football Center recently reported that Maxwell Keana was suspended by SIFF because he lied his age pretending to be younger. Keana should have showed up for a testimonial about this case but he did not appear. Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) confirmed that Maxwell Keana is suspended from football activities in OFC region for 12Continue reading “Maxwell Keana suspended by OFC”

Keana does not appear to overage case testimonial

It was recently reported that Maxwell Keana hearing to Oceania Football Confederation was postponed by the football body – now the reason is opened to public knowledge: the midfielder did not show up to the testimonial regarding the overage case. The player recently sent a letter to OFC stating he was not an under U17Continue reading “Keana does not appear to overage case testimonial”

Keana case – Episode #03: the suspension

Episode #01: damaging his own careerEpisode #02: What is behind It is being reported by local sources that Maxwell Keana is suspended from all Solomon Islands Football Federaton (SIFF) football activities including Telekom S-League matches. The suspension began on Tuesday, 26th November. Local sources are also reporting that SIFF lodged a criminal complaint for falsification and fraudContinue reading “Keana case – Episode #03: the suspension”