Football

Labasa’s Krishna is Wellington’s Sportsman of the Year

BABASIGA wonderboy and international football star Roy Krishna continues to bag awards, this time winning the Wellington Sportsman of the Year award last night. Krishna posted on his official Facebook Page after the win. “What...

Krishna to try and avail his service for Fiji football

INDIA-bound Fijian International Roy Krishna will be available for Fiji whenever the need arises. The former Wellington Phoenix striker confirmed earlier this week he is joining India Super League side ATK. Krishna said he may not be able to come for all national matches but he will do his best to present himself whenever required....

Brazil authorities put freeze on Neymar mansions amid tax dispute

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar’s off-pitch woes continue to mount, as Brazilian tax authorities put a freeze on dozens of his mansions and other properties amid a long-running tax dispute, local media reported Monday. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported that Brazilian authorities blocked 36 properties in Brazil as they seek 69...

Possession key for Cameroon clash, says New Zealand’s Longo

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s slim hopes of making it to the knockout rounds of the women’s World Cup for the first time will depend on denying Cameroon possession in their last Group E game in Montpellier on Thursday, midfielder Annalie Longo has said. The ‘Football Ferns’ are bottom of the group and need a hefty...

Australia goes Kerr-azy after four-goal blitz at World Cup

(Reuters) – Tributes rained down on Sam Kerr in Australia on Wednesday after the striker-captain became the nation’s first player – male or female – to score a World Cup hat-trick in a four-goal blitz of Jamaica. Kerr did it all by herself in Grenoble on Tuesday, firing the Socceroos to a 4-1 win over...

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

PARIS (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. Platini’s lawyer, William Bourdon, said his client was innocent of all charges and that he was...

19th June

Wrong to remove World Cup fans advocating for Iranian women – FIFA

(Reuters) – World soccer governing body FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France on Saturday because they advocated for Iranian women to be allowed into stadiums in the middle eastern country. Two supporters were forced to leave a match in Grenoble...

Wara plans for football career move

NINETEEN-YEAR-old Scott Wara is working out plans with his manager regarding his next assignment. The lanky Ra Native said he and his agent were in the process of picking a new club. He is registered with the Stoke City football club. “I’m just looking at all the options from the other clubs and just so...

‘Back to my roots’, says Babasiga wonderboy of ATK sign-up

FIJIAN wonderboy Roy Krishna has signed with Hero India Super League club Amra Team Kolkata (ATK). ATK is a professional football club based in Kolkata. Krishna, 31, said making the decision wasn’t easy for him but it was about going back to his roots where it all began from. “Our forefathers came to Fiji 140...

18th June

Roy joins Hero India Super League Club ATK

FIJIAN wonder boy Roy Krishna will feature in the Hero India Super League football competition from this August. The former Wellington Phoenix football star and reigning Hyundai A League Johnny Warren Medalist announced that he will join Hero India Super League Club ATK. In a statement, the Siberia, Labasa marksman said he had a good...

Ba beats Suva to keep lead

BA maintained its unbeaten run in the Vodafone Premier League after beating Suva 3-1 at the Fiji Football Academy Ground at Namosau on the weekend. It was sweet revenge for the Men in Black after the side lost to the Capital City boys in a penalty shoot-out during the semi-final of the Vodafone Fiji FACT...

Rampant Sweden pummel Thailand 5-1 to book last 16 spot

NICE, France (Reuters) – Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking soccer to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup. Thailand, coming off a record 13-0 loss to defending champions United States in their Group F opener, conceded twice in the opening...

17th June

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 who wish to change clubs and districts they are currently playing for can do so. Pal added this transfer window...

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...

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