Football

Nadi thumps Navua

Solomon Island import in the Nadi football side got the job done for them in an impressive 4-2 win over Navua in the 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT yesterday. It took Nadi 12 minutes to break...

Deo scores late winner

The Tailevu Naitasiri football side edged Nasinu 2-1 in the opening match of the 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT at Suva’s ANZ Stadium yesterday. Midfielder Abhishek Deo proved to be the difference, scoring the winning goal in the second minute of the second spell injury time. Tailevu Naitasiri started on a high when Epeli Valevou tapped...

22nd May

Back after 18 months

Local football tournament returns to the forefront in the country today after a lapse of 18 months. The Digicel Fiji Football Association Cup Tournament (FACT) first round pool games kick off at Suva’s ANZ Stadium today with the tournament proper to begin at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park from next Thursday. Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed...

Man City’s Foden named Premier League’s best young player

(Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been named Premier League Young Player of the Season for the second year in a row, the league announced on Saturday. Foden beat seven others to the award, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka, after he received the most combined votes from the public and...

19th May

US follows NZ in equal pay agreements for female footballers

After a six-year battle for gender equality, US female footballers will now receive equal pay, the U.S. Soccer Federation has said. It makes the American national governing body one of the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. New Zealand Football closed the gender pay gap for its female players in 2018, under...

Eintracht Frankfurt beats Rangers in penalty shootout to win Europa League

Eintracht Frankfurt’s 42-year wait for a European title has ended with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Rangers in the Europa League final. Rafael Borré converted the decisive penalty kick after Kevin Trapp saved Aaron Ramsey’s shot, giving the German club its first European trophy since the 1980 Uefa Cup, a predecessor to the Europa...

18th May

Ten years from boom to bust, Chinese football in a tailspin

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A decade after the splash of Chinese cash first made waves in the global football market, the once racing certainty that China would become a major player in the game looks increasingly like a long-odds gamble. The decision to relinquish the rights to next year’s Asian Cup finals, which was made...

22 teams for veterans tourney

TWENTY-TWO teams will be part of the RC Manubhai/APCO Coatings International Veterans tournament to be held in Sigatoka early next month. Victoria Masters from New Zealand are top seed in Pool A with Rewa Masters, Nasinu Masters and My Suva Legends. The International Veterans tournament will be held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka from June...

17th May

Cakobau Park work yet to be completed

Works at the Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori is not complete yet, Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar said while speaking during the opening of the 143rd Girmit carnival in Nausori . She said other pavilions at the park needed to be fixed. She said the park was closed due to damage caused by tropical...

Title-chasing Liverpool’s Salah, Van Dijk doubts for Southampton trip

(Reuters) – Liverpool are still assessing the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League trip to Southampton where they could close the gap on leaders Manchester City to one point, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday. Forward Salah and defender Van Dijk were substituted during Saturday’s FA Cup final...

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