Football

‘Team Up’ sports program launches in Pacific

The Australian Government has launched the latest phase of its sport for development program in the Pacific Islands. Team Up supports 30 sporting partnerships in Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu across 13...

Premier League: Manchester City thump Wolves to earn 21st successive win

A 15-point lead, 21 victories in a row, a club record-tying 28 games unbeaten. The extraordinary numbers are stacking up for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s winning machine powers to the Premier League title and – whisper it – a potential quadruple. Guardiola particularly liked what he saw in the 4-1 win over Wolverhampton on...

1st March

Wellington Phoenix find their shooting boots to down Newcastle Jets

Six shots, two goals. Ufuk Talay would take that strike rate every week. Wellington Phoenix’s coach was delighted with the response he got from his players, particularly his under fire frontmen, after coming away with a much-needed 2-0 victory against Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday. The result snapped a four-game winless run...

Newcastle’s Bruce fears the worst over injuries after Wolves draw

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) – Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce said he feared the worst after losing forwards Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin to injury in the 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Newcastle went 1-0 up in the 52nd minute after losing Miguel Almiron to injury at halftime, but when...

Soccer-Guardiola says Man City win streak may be greatest achievement

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said overseeing the team’s 20-game winning run in all competitions may be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career. Goals from Ruben Dias and John Stones fired City to a 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday and moved them 13 points clear of Manchester...

West Brom win as Brighton pay penalty amid VAR chaos

WEST BROMWICH, England (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion secured a 1-0 home Premier League victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday as the visitors missed two penalties and were controversially denied a goal by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). West Brom began brightly and were rewarded for their pressure in the 11th minute when...

28th February

Marseille name Sampaoli as new head coach

(Reuters) – Olympique de Marseille have appointed as their new head coach the former Argentina and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, the Ligue 1 club said. The 60-year-old replaces Andre-Villas Boas, who was suspended on Feb. 2, hours after the Portuguese coach had offered to resign over disagreements with the club’s board. Sampaoli, who led Chile...

City make it 20 straight wins with victory over West Ham

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday – their 20th straight win in all competitions. City manager Pep Guardiola rotated his side after their midweek trip to Budapest to face Borussia Moenchengladbach in the...

Bayern back to winning ways with Cologne demolition

MUNICH (Reuters) – Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both struck twice as Bayern Munich crushed Cologne 5-1 on Saturday for a first win in three league games to stay two points clear at the top. The champions, who next week host Borussia Dortmund, are on 52 points, with Leipzig second on 50...

26th February

Arsenal and Milan reach Europa League last 16, Napoli and PSV exit

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal needed a late comeback to secure their place in the draw for the Europa League last 16 where they will be joined by Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United, Milan and Rangers but Napoli and PSV Eindhoven crashed out on Thursday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 87th-minute header secured Arsenal a 3-2 win over Benfica for...

Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s: Tagimoucia out of cup contention

Wadigi Salvo has eliminated Tagimoucia Babas from the cup competition after beating them by 21-0. The Wadigi Salvo team led Tagimoucia Babas by 12-0 at the break. Tagimoucia Babas had no answers to the tries scored by Wadigi Salvo as they extended their lead in the second half. Nadi’s Prince Charles Park is hosting the...

Davis will always be ready to Fiji’s call

Israel bound Fiji football star Trina Davis says she will always be ready to answer to Fiji’s call. “Fiji will always be my team and my home,” said Davis who became the first Fijian woman to become a professional woman footballer taking up a professional contract with the the ASA Tel Aviv Women’s club. “I...

25th February

Manchester City stretch winning run with 2-0 victory over Gladbach

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Bernardo Silva scored once and set up another as Manchester City eased to a 2-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday, extending their winning run to 19 games in all competitions. City, who are unbeaten in their last 26 matches, have a huge advantage for...

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 technical director. Dutt said the target group were women’s football coaches. “This course targets the coaches who will be coaching...

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...

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