A grassroots football tournament in Tonga is drawing huge numbers to Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Tongatapu as youngsters scramble to take part in the new initiative from Tonga’s Just Play department. Malie Soka is a 12-week tournament featuring three…

The opportunities for regional glory will be rolling in thick and fast in 2018 after the OFC Executive Committee signed off on the competition calendar this month. The OFC Champions League, Oceania’s premier international club competition will get the…

Following the success of taking the OFC Champions League to football fans across Oceania in 2017, the Oceania Football Confederation Executive Committee has confirmed who will host the groups of the region’s premier international club competition in 2018. From…

There are journeyman footballers, and then there is Kris Bright. To say the New Zealander has experienced more in his career than most would be a massive understatement. Indeed his career odyssey reads more like a multi-part travel documentary…

Bala living it up in deep south

Roland Bala is living his dream pulling on the blue and gold of Southern United. The 27-year-old Papua New Guinea international moved south a month ago and has already shown himself to be a player to watch. He impressed…

Becoming the first woman in Papua New Guinea to receive an OFC B Licence has left Margaret Aka feeling both humbled and grateful. The former international said the path to this achievement has been long and arduous and without…

Papua New Guinea youth international Emmanuel Simongi believes his football and academic development has improved in leaps and bounds since returning to the OFC Education Centre. Simongi is one of four student-athletes who have returned for a second year…

Fiji national team coach Christophe Gamel has named a 32 member squad as the build-up for the international friendly against Estonia gets underway. Fiji will play the 80th ranked nation on 19 November at ANZ Stadium and among the…

OFC Just Play has headed into new territory in Papua New Guinea as the Motuan village of Vabukori in Moresby South welcomed the Grassroots football programme. A traditionally volleyball-centric village, PNGFA Just Play Project Manager Micah Kaneng said he…