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2018 BOG: Semi final spots confirmed

THE 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants semi final has been confirmed. In the first semi final at 2pm next Saturday, Suva will play Labasa at Churchill Park after which Ba battles Nadi at...

2018 BOG: Labasa secures semi final spot

THE Labasa football side has secured a spot in next weekends semifinal of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament after thumping Tavua 5-nil in its last pool match today. The northerners started the tournament wit a 1_nil loss to hosts Lautoka on Friday but turned the tables in their favor with a 1-nil...

2018 BOG: Rewa defeats Dreketi 3-2

THE Rewa football side defeated Dreketi 3-2 in the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament in Lautoka earlier this afternoon. Iosefo Verevou, who has been playing at the sweepers position for Rewa in this tournament, played in the midfield and scored the lone goal of the first spell as Rewa led 1-nil. Sairusi Nalaubu...

‘Good and bad news’ for Fiji football

GOOD and bad news for the Fiji football fraternity after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. At home, the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants enters the third day of pool competition to decide next weekend’s semi-finalists. Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel, who returned from the World Cup on Thursday, said Fiji...

2018 BOG: Ire over decisions, match officials escorted after Lautoka-Labasa match

POLICE and security personnel had to escort match officials after the Lautoka versus Labasa match in the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants at Churchill Park. This was after fans and Lautoka players were not happy with some of the decisions of the match officials in the game. Lautoka lost the match 1-nil and some...

2018 BOG: Nadi through to semis

THE Nadi football side is through to the semi-final of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament. The Jet setters had an impressive 2-nil win over defending champions Rewa this afternoon. William Valentine put the westerners ahead in the 14th minute while ace marksman Rusiate Matererega sealed the win in the 86th minute. Nadi...

2018 BOG: Zaid stars in Ba-Tavua clash

IT was a Abbu Zaid show in the Ba versus Tavua clash at Lautoka’s Churchill Park today. The nippy marksman was on song scoring four goals in the second spell to hand the Men in Black their second goal in as many matches. Tavua played good football in the first spell but could not maintain...

2018 BOG: Suva makes strong comeback

THE Suva football side has made a strong comeback at the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament currently underway at Lautoka’s Churchill Park. The Gurjit Singh coached side, after going down 2-1 to Rewa in their opener yesterday, thumped Dreketi 6-nil in its second match today. Goals from Kelvin Naidu and Filipe Baravilala saw...

2018 BOG: Western teams record wins on day one

All three western teams recorded wins on day one of the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament at Churchill Park in Lautoka. Lautoka will take on Labasa at 6pm today as the feature match for the day. Yesterday, traditional giants Ba entertained fans as they showcased structured football to beat a classy Labasa...

2018 BOG: Lautoka beats Tavua in opener

/HOSTS Lautoka has made a good start to the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants football tournament defeating Tavua 1-nil at Churchill Park on Friday, July 20th. After a lackluster first spell which saw Samuela Drudru hit the woodworks with a beautiful strike and Tavua being disallowed a goal for offside, the second spell...

2018 BOG: Three players fined and will miss pool games

THREE players will miss the pool games of the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants football tournament which that starts in Lautoka tomorrow. Rewa’s Setareki Hughes and Amani Makoe with Ba’s Samuela Nabenia have been handed with match suspensions and fines for failing to return to national camp after Vodafone Premier League matches. Nabenia...

Lincoln Refrigeration sponsors Labasa football

LABASA football team received a timely sponsorship from the renowned company Lincoln Refrigeration Limited for the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament. The company’s managing director, Praveen Singh, handed a cheque with an undisclosed value to the Labasa Football Association president, Rayaz Khan. Khan said the association was grateful for the sponsorship. “We...

2018 BOG: Dau is new Rewa coach; Team lists

LORIMA Dau is now the coach of the Rewa soccer team, the defending champion of the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants NZOTC. He replaces Marika Rodu who has been appointed Fiji women’s head coach. Dau has been a loyal player and supporter of the Delta Tigers, scoring some crucial goals for the side...

Digicel Fiji sponsors FANCA football carnival

DIGICEL Fiji Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Fiji Australia New Zealand Canada America (FANCA) Football Carnival. Financial sponsorship details were not revealed but Digicel Fiji CEO Mike Greig said they were delighted to extend their partnership with the Fiji Muslim Sports Association. Fiji Muslim Sports president Mohammed Rafiq thanked the Digicel Fiji team...

Football For Friendship young heroes from region return home

M0SCOW, 18 JULY 2018 (FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDS) – 12-year-old promising football players and 12-year-old aspiring journalists from Australia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu have returned to their home countries as Football For Friendship Young Ambassadors after attending the 2018 Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme,...

13 goal affair followed by scoreless draw

NUKU’ALOFA, Q8 JULY 2018 (OFC) – Samoa have all but secured passage to the OFC U-16 Championship in Solomon Islands after a 10-3 battering of American Samoa at the Qualifier in Tonga and were helped along when the hosts played out a scoreless draw with Cook Islands. With six points from two games Samoa have...

Champs Kamil College fails to qualify for district competition

THE defending champions of the Vodafone Secondary Schools Football Championship under-17 grade Kamil Muslim College will not feature in the competition this year. Fiji Secondary Schools Soccer Association president Aminesh Ram said Kamil Muslim College did not qualify from the district competition. Ram has also confirmed U15 grade winner AD Patel also did not make...

2018 BOG: Suva urges fan for continued support

SUVA football team coach Gurjit Singh is urging the fans to continue to support the team in the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament which kicks off on Friday, July 20. Singh said he had faith in his team to give their best for the fans. “I know the fans are not happy...

Football trio’s fate to be decided tomorrow

THE Fiji Football Association’s disciplinary committee will meet at 6pm tomorrow to decide the fate of three national players tomorrow. The three – Rewa’s Setareki Hughes and Amani Makoe, and Ba’s Samuela Nabenia – failed to turn up for camp and training, in preparation for the planned tour of Malaysia. Fiji FA chief executive officer...

2018 BOG: Suva to tighten up on weakness

SUVA coach Gurjit Singh said his team lacked finish which they needed to work tirelessly on in the next three days before the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament. “There had been a problem of finishing in the team and we are working on that,” Singh said. “We know our weakness after the...

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