Football

DPL: Rewa beats Nadroga

Rewa has defeated Nadroga 3-nil in the Digicel Premier League. Anish scored the opener in the first spell. Rewa led 1-nil at the break. The Delta Tigers added another two goals in the second spell....

DPL: Rewa leads Nadroga at halftime

The Rewa football side leads Nadroga 1-nil at halftime in the Digicel Premier League. Anish Khem scored the lone goal in the first spell.

NZ Football not giving up on Indiah-Paige Riley despite her Matildas selection

Football Ferns coach Tom Sermanni is refusing to give up on highly-rated prospect Indiah-Paige Riley representing New Zealand on the international stage, despite the fact she has been selected by Australia. The Fortuna Hjørring forward was born in Auckland but grew up in Queensland and is eligible to represent both countries, who will host the...

Late goals hurt Manchester City, boost Liverpool in English Premier League

One stoppage-time goal slowed Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title. Another ignited Liverpool’s push for the Champions League qualification positions. A day of dramatic finishes in the English Premier League on Sunday (NZ time) began with City losing 2-1 to 10-man Leeds, and ended with Liverpool snatching a 2-1 win over Aston Villa....

9th April

DPL: Competition tight as teams head into fifth round

The Digicel Premier League heads into the fifth round this weekend with another four great matches lined up. Defending champs Suva will be out to regain top honors when they face Lautoka on Sunday. The two cities are locked on seven points each on the standings however, the whites have the edge over the Blues...

NFL player Phillip Adams killed five, then himself

The gunman who killed five people including a prominent South Carolina doctor was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation. Adams had been treated by the doctor, who lived near his parents’ home in Rock Hill, according to the person, who spoke...

Moana Pasifika women make rugby history

A Moana Pasifika women’s team will make their representative debut in the Takiwhitu Tūturu rugby sevens, which kicks off in Wellington this morning. The squad includes players with links to Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands and co-captain Tysha Ikenasio said it means a lot to represent their Pacific Island heritage. “We all have...

Swansea, Birmingham and Rangers boycott social media over racism

Three British soccer clubs announced week-long boycotts of social media on Thursday over the racist abuse sent on the platforms. Swansea, which plays in England’s second-tier League Championship, was the first of the clubs to say it won’t post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat. The Welsh club was followed by Birmingham...

PS Poole opens futsal tourney

The Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole opened the Gokals, Ariston, Whirlpool 2021 Southern Business House Futsal Soccer League on Wednesday evening. According to the Fiji Government, PS Poole discussed the importance of sports programmes, particularly at the grassroots level and in marginalised, impoverished communities as a successful tool in promoting...

8th April

Champions League: Mbappe stars as PSG beats Bayern 3-2, Chelsea top Porto

Kylian Mbappé scored twice to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-2 win at defending champion Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. Mbappé was a constant threat while Neymar had two assists as the French champion responded to its 1-0 loss to Bayern in last year’s final by seizing the advantage...

Just Play program reaching new heights

The Fiji Football Association Just Play Program is gaining popularity as the number of participants has hiked up in the past few weeks. The Just Play Program started in 2010 however, it was last year when the Fiji Football Association appointed eight full time staff towards the program. Fiji FA chief executive office Mohammed Yusuf...

Football bringing Fijians together in New Zealand

Football isn’t the first thing people normally think of when you mention Fiji and sports. Much like New Zealand, in Fiji rugby is king. But the Pacific Island country also has a vibrant footballing culture and is well known within Oceania for producing exciting football stars. The country’s highest profile footballer is national team captain,...

Liverpool condemn social media abuse after players sent racist emojis

Liverpool has called on social media platforms to take the “strongest possible preventative measures” over racist abuse after Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita were targeted. The three players have been inundated with messages and replies featuring monkey emojis on Instagram, leading to Liverpool releasing a statement on their website. “Once again we are...

7th April

FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

(Reuters) – FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference and also the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference, soccer’s global governing body said on Wednesday. A group of football officials led by Ashfaq Hussain, which was elected by the Supreme Court in 2018 to run...

6th April

Liverpool’s Klopp plays down revenge talk ahead of Real clash

(Reuters) – Liverpool are not on a revenge mission when they visit Real Madrid’s for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg and will only focus on getting another step closer to a seventh European crown, manager Juergen Klopp said. Real Madrid ran out 3-1 winners against Liverpool in their last meeting in the 2018 final...

West Ham tame Wolves to break back into top four

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – West Ham United boosted their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four and earning a Champions League berth after an impressive first half helped them to a 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. West Ham moved three places up to fourth on 52 points from 30 games, one...

Barcelona capable of winning every game left, says Koeman

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side have what it takes to win their nine remaining games and sweep to the La Liga title after snatching a last-gasp 1-0 win over Real Valladolid on Monday. The Catalans were far from their best but a volley from Ousmane Dembele in stoppage time meant...

Fiji’s first woman pro-football player shines in Israel

TEL AVIV, 06 APRIL 2021 (ABC) – Fiji international Trina Davis says she’s keen to continue playing for Fiji after scoring her first professional goal for ASA Tel Aviv in the Israeli women’s pro-league. The 19-year-old, who is the first Fiji woman to be a professional soccer player, said she’s been blessed with support from...

FIFA President Infantino addresses reforms to tackle corruption

(INSIDE THE GAMES)—FIFA President Gianni Infantino listed 11 key reforms to “tackle corruption, to bring back accountability in FIFA, in football more generally, and to safeguard the integrity of football and FIFA” when talking to the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. During a video conference summit, Infantino spoke about corruption in sport, including the scandal that...

5th April

Lautoka claims Gujarati IDC title

LAUTOKA buried the ghosts of 2019 to be crowned the 2021 Fiji Gujarati Inter District Champions. The former finalists from the Sugar City beat Lami 4-3 in a penalty shootout to win at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday. “It has been a hectic weekend and we have done what we came to do,” said...

Ba wins top title – Khan stars for ‘Men in Black’

STRIKER Mosim Khan starred for Ba scoring both goals against Navua in the final of the Digicel Fiji Muslim Sports Association Inter District Championship at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Khan drove in from close range in the first spell and then nodded in Abbu Zahid’s corner kick late in the second spell to...

Fiji women combine for capacity building program

(OFC)–Twenty-one women across Fiji’s Southern Division participated in the OFC’s Women’s Capacity Building Program workshop from 30-31 March in Vatuwaqa. The aim of the programme is to develop personal and professional skills of women in Pacific Island communities who are interested in working or volunteering in football. The two-day event was facilitated by Lavenia Yolovi,...

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