Football

29th March

Nemani reminisces football days

THE national football team first participated in the FIFA World Cup qualification in 1982, however the 1988 campaign against the Australian Socceroos, especially the first leg on November 26, 1988 that was played at Prince...

Solano apologises for curfew incident in Peru

LIMA (Reuters) – Former Newcastle United midfielder Norberto Solano apologised on Friday after being detained by Peruvian police for being outside his house during tight quarantine hours set up to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Solano claimed he left his home on Thursday before the 8pm curfew began for a lunch that went longer...

German Cup semi-finals postponed

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s cup semi-finals, scheduled for late next month, have been postponed in a further sign that top-flight football will not resume for some time due to the coronavirus crisis. Holders Bayern Munich were to host Eintracht Frankfurt on April 21 and fourth-tier Saarbrucken to welcome Bayer Leverkusen the following day but the...

28th March

Soccer: PSG sell out special jerseys, raise over 200,000 euros for hospitals

(Reuters) – Paris St Germain have raised over 200,000 euros ($221,320.00) for local healthcare professionals battling the coronavirus outbreak with the release of a limited edition jersey, the Ligue 1 champions have said. The shirt is a replica of PSG’s current home strip but has the words ‘Tous Unis’ (All Together) where the main sponsor...

27th March

Attitude, respect and discipline key to success

ROY Krishna believes attitude, respect and discipline plays a major role in the success of a footballer. “I think most of the local football players don’t have any other job apart from playing football. To give something to the family is one of the things I always do. I put my family at the forefront....

Players reminded about importance of safety

FIJI Football Association has called on its district players and officials to stay safe during these times. Fiji FA CEO Mohammed Yusuf said as COVID-19 continues to affect the whole nation, players and officials need to take heed of advices. “We request the players to stay safe during these times and take care of their...

Football coach requests players to keep training

WHILE government has prohibited all mass gatherings as a means of stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pendamic, national football coach Flemming Serristlev has asked footballers in the country to keep training on their own and be in good shape. “We have to respect all the guidelines put in place by the Government,” Serristlev said....

25th March

Fiji FA seeks help

THE Fiji Football Association will seek the assistance of the Oceania Football Confederation to fill the void created by the sudden resignation of national team director and Fiji FA Ba academy manager Ravinesh Kumar. The lone A-Licence accredited coach in the country, Kumar tendered his resignation last week. According to Kumar, his resignation was because...

Football is growing in India says Krishna

NATIONAL football captain Roy Krishna believes the game of football in India is growing very fast compared with the A-League in Australia and New Zealand. Krishna returned home on Sunday after his first season playing with the ATK side in the Indian Super League. He helped his side win the ISL title this year. “I...

Fiji FA urge players to continue personal training

FIJI Football Association President Rajesh Patel has urged all football players to continue their individual trainings and keep themselves fit and active. Patel says this was a very critical time in everyone’s life and we all should take things sensibly. “Thing about your family, your kids, your parents, grandparents and yourself and maintain good personal...

FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic

(Reuters) – Soccer’s global governing body FIFA has joined with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic with the organisation’s president Gianni Infantino calling for teamwork to tackle the crisis. Infantino joined WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media conference on Monday to launch the “pass the message to...

Soccer: People in Bergamo using excuses to evade lockdown, says Atalanta captain

(Reuters) – Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez has said people in his team’s home of Bergamo, the city in Italy most badly affected by the coronavirus epidemic, are using any excuse to try to evade a lockdown. Under a government decree, residents are allowed out to go to the supermarket or to work, or to briefly...

24th March

A-License accredited coach resigns

FIJI’S only A-License accredited coach Ravinesh Kumar has tendered his resignation. According to Kumar, his resignation last week was because of some disagreements on the terms which were agreed upon on during the Fiji FA board of control and council meeting in December last year. Kumar said his main concern was on the future of...

Krishna: Football in India growing each season

AFTER his first year with Indian Super League, Fiji football captain Roy Krishna said while the A-League was better, the sport of football in India was growing each season. Krishna returned home on Sunday after helping his ATK team win the Indian Super League title this year. “This season was the toughest in terms of...

IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed

TORONTO/TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound told USA Today. Major sporting nations Australia and Canada had already withdrawn on Monday as organizers came under global pressure to postpone the event for the first time in the...

23rd March

Krishna makes plea

FIJI’S most successful football player, Roy Krishna has called on Fijians to remain calm, to be patient and remain united amid the scare of the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country and the whole world. “Please kindly adhere to whatever the Government has stated,” Krishna said while returning home for rest after a successful season in...

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