Football

24th February

25 coaches enhance skills at a workshop

Twenty five highly motivated coaches within Fiji football were given the opportunity to broaden their skills with the OFC senior coaching certificate course last weekend. The course was conducted by Yogendra Dutt, Fiji FA acting...

Tadu takes on the coaching challenge

Veteran Usaia Tadu has been appointed to guide the Rewa women’s football team to the 2021 Super League competition. Tadu, who has served Rewa as a player for many years, will now have the task to mentor the women’s team for the first Fiji FA Super Six League competition. Speaking to Fiji FA Media, Tadu...

Nadro set for Nadi

The Nadroga football side is ready to face the Ezy Kool Nadi side in their opening match of the 2021 national league fixture. Coach Ramesh Sharma said they had been preparing well for the season. “We have geared up our preparation as we know there are lot of expectations from our fans after coming back...

Labasa proves to be real football champion

Pillay Garments Champion v Champion series over Suva last weekend. Labasa has proved they are the real champions despite the hiccups they faced in their preparation due to cyclones Yasa and Ana. I am sure thousand fans who came out in numbers to watch the two leg series have enjoyed the thrilling and exciting encounter...

League change

The Fiji Football Association has postponed the kick-off of the 2021 Vodafone Premier League and the Fiji FA Women’s Super League which was scheduled to start this weekend. Chief executive officer, Mohammed Yusuf said there were some logistics to be sorted out and confirmed before they would be ready to start the competitions. “We have...

T/Naitasiri tops race

The Tailevu Naitasiri futsal side currently leads the National Futsal League southern zone after two rounds of competition. The Suhil Singh-coached side will face Navua futsal in tonight’s fixture at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva at 6pm. Navua is yet to register a win. Defending champion Suva will face minnows Northland Tailevu at 7pm. Suva...

Soccer: U.S. women’s team ‘past the protesting phase’ of anthem debate

(Reuters) – The U.S. women’s national team said their decision to resume standing as a group for the national anthem rather then kneel in protest of racial inequality and police brutality is not the end of the squad’s fight for justice. The entire U.S. team, clad in their warmup jackets with the words “Black Lives...

23rd February

Former Germany and Real Madrid star faces trial on child pornography charges

Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder will stand trial on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography on April 29. Dusseldorf District Court said on Monday it was proceeding with a case brought by the public prosecutor against the 40-year-old Metzelder, who faces 29 charges of attempted distribution of child pornography to another person, and...

Coronavirus: England plans return of fans in time for Premier League finale in May

Plans to ease England’s lockdown restrictions will see up to 10,000 supporters being allowed back into Premier League stadiums for the final day of the season in May ahead of Wembley hosting European Championship games. Some sports in England could see fans return even earlier in April, the government said on Monday (Tuesday NZT), as...

22nd February

Labasa wins CVC title, Southern drought continues

The southern drought continued as Labasa beat Suva 2-1 to secure its fifth Pillay Garments Champion v Champion football series title at the ANZ Stadium at Laucala Bay yesterday. Labasa’s win in the rain, ensured that no team in the South would lay claim to the trophy which has eluded them the past 29 years. Powerwise Electrical (NZ)/ Standard Hire Labasa goalkeeper and captain Akuila Mateisuva said...

Premier League: Raheem Sterling heads leaders Manchester City to victory at Arsenal

Raheem Sterling is scoring from headers. He took only 80 seconds to meet Riyad Mahrez’s cross at Arsenal to clinch a 1-0 victory on Sunday (Monday NZT). “I’m 5 foot 7 and a half,” Sterling said, “and every time I score a headed goal, it’s an extra buzz.” His last two goals – in a...

21st February

Champion sides to battle on

THE Pillays Champion v Champion series is headed to an exciting end with a three-way option that will decide whether Suva or Labasa will be Fiji’s undisputed football champion. After both teams ended their first decider in a one all deadlock, Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said fans were in for an...

Pillay Champion vs Champion: Win for victims of TC Yasa

Labasa captain Akuila Mateisuva has dedicated their 2020 Pillay Champion vs Champion 2-1 win over Suva to the brave people of Vanualevu who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa and Ana. After a hectic last few months Mateisuva said it was a much needed win. “The people back home have gone through tough times, including...

Pillay Champion vs Champion: Labasa lead at halftime 1-0

A goal on the 48 minute mark has Labasa lead Suva 1-0 at halftime during the Pillays Champion vs Champion final series match at the ANZ Stadium today. A free kick from Babasiga Lio defender Sitiveni Rakai found Solomon Island export and midfielder Marlon Tahioa to head the ball past Suva goalkeeper Atunaisa Naucukidi to...

Premier League: More Liverpool misery with first home loss to Everton in 22 years

A first win at Anfield since 1999 for Everton. The worst form since 1923 for Liverpool after a fourth straight home loss. The English title that took 30 years to win again is being surrendered far too easily by Liverpool. Richarlison scored after three minutes and Gylfi Sigurdsson netted a late penalty to give Everton...

19th February

Suva leads Labasa at halftime

The Suva football side leads Labasa 1-nil at halftime in the first leg of the Pillay Garments Champion versus Champion Series. Defender Remueru Takiate scored the lone goal in the third minute of play.  

Fiji FA: Nalaubu will not feature in CVC

Suva striker Sairusi Nalaubu will not take part in this weekend’s Pillay Garments Champion versus Champion Series. This has been confirmed by Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf. Yusuf said Nalaubu’s transfer case to Lautoka is still under dispute making him ineligible to feature. The Suva Football Facebook Page named its squad for the...

All Premier League games to be aired live in UK until fans return

(Reuters) – All Premier League fixtures will continue to be available on live television in the United Kingdom until fans are allowed to return to stadiums, England’s top flight league announced on Wednesday. Matches have been held behind closed doors since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic although fans were allowed in limited numbers...

Swiss prosecutors appeal acquittal of ex-FIFA executive, Qatari businessman in media rights bribery case

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors have appealed against court verdicts clearing former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke of bribery and Qatari sports and broadcasting executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi of offering him incentives in a case involving World Cup media rights. The prosecutors also sought further charges against Valcke. The Attorney General’s Office had accused Al-Khelaifi and...

18th February

Guardiola urges Man City to embrace hectic schedule

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said it would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the packed fixture schedule but called on his players to embrace the “beautiful challenge” as they compete for four trophies. City moved a step closer to a third Premier League title in four seasons on Wednesday after their 3-1...

Classy City go 10 points clear with 3-1 win at Everton

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Manchester City turned on the style as they moved 10 points clear at the top with a ruthless 3-1 win at Everton on Wednesday. City’s 17th straight victory in all competitions put them firmly on course to claim their third Premier League title in four years. Adding to...

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