Football

Fiji FA player transfer window opens next month

THE Fiji Football Association Player transfer window opens in less than two week’s time. Fiji FA Competitions Manager Amitesh Pal has confirmed the player transfer window opens on July 1, 2019. In this time, players...

Lautoka striker leads Golden Boot chase

LAUTOKA football striker Samuela Drudru leads the chase for Golden Boot award in the Vodafone Premier League this season. After nine rounds of competition, Drudru has scored nine goals in the competition. Nadi’s Rusiate Matererega is on eight goals while Ba’s Avinesh Swamy, Suva’s Meli Codro and Labasa’s Siotame Kubu are on goals goal each....

Vodafone Premier League: Battle of survival continues

TWO important matches will be played in the Vodafone Premier League this weekend as the battle for survival continues. Bottom placed Rewa hosts 5th place Nasinu while 7th placed Tavua hosts Labasa in the eight team’s competition. Rewa, with six games remaining sits at the bottom with nine seven points. Tavua and Nadi have five...

Fleming and Prince book Canada’s last-16 spot

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) – Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince got second-half goals to give Canada a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup. Canada dominated the first half and Fleming put them ahead three minutes after the interval following a fine run...

Canada crush Martinique 4-0 in Gold Cup opener

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) – Prolific teenager Jonathan David scored twice as Canada thrashed Martinique 4-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday to win the opening match of the Gold Cup. Canada threatened from the outset and it felt like only a matter of time before Les Rouges would break through, which they did...

15th June

Nasinu sets target

NASINU Primary Schools Association held its inter-primary sports day yesterday to help selectors point out players to represent the district in the upcoming Primary Schools Southern Zone Football competition. Association’s Umesh Nadan said it was necessary for the competition to be held as the Nasinu district needed to prepare in advance for the southern zone....

14th June

Mom and Pop league moves to Vatuwaqa

THE Mom and Pop League for Suva has been shifted to Fiji FA Academy Grounds in Vatuwaqa. Fiji Football Association said the program stared at Albert Park in Suva last week but with the availability of the academy ground the program will now be held there every Saturday. Interested children who are under 10 can...

Gamel wants more game time

VODAFONE Fiji football head coach Christophe Gamel wants more game time for the national team in the build-up for the 2019 Pacific Games. Fiji played Vanuatu and Tahiti in international friendlies earlier this month however Gamel believes arch rivals the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are a step ahead of us in their preparations. The Solomon...

12th June

Straight into camp after a successful Vanuatu tour

The Vodafone Fiji women’s team returned today after a successful Vanuatu tour. The Marika Rodu coached side defeated Singapore 3-1 and won 1-0 against host Vanuatu in a Tri-Nations FIFA International Friendlies. The side went straight into camp at Fiji FA Academy in Vatuwaqa to prepare for the Pacific Games to be held in Samoa...

Oceania champs go down fighting

THE New Zealand football Ferns have made a brave start to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this morning. The Oceania representatives went down against European Champions 1-nil. The Ferns had numerous chances on goal and was the between of the two teams hitting the post on a few occasions. Netherlands scored the...

Poland honors national soccer player murdered in Holocaust

WARSAW (Reuters) – Jozef Klotz, a Polish Jewish soccer player who scored the national team’s first ever goal in an international match but was later murdered by the Nazis, was honored by Poland’s soccer association on Monday. The commemoration took place hours before Poland’s Euro 2020 qualifier match against Israel in Warsaw. In May 1922,...

11th June

Bula Boys holds Vanuatu nil all

THE Vodafone Fiji football men’s team held Vanuatu to a nil-all draw in an international friendly match in Port Villa last night. It wasn’t an easy battle for the Christophe Gamel side which had Samuela Drudru sent off in the 25th minute of play. Ba’s Kishan Sami also received the marching orders for second bookable...

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