The face that corresponds with the name Gope-Fenepej in the New Caledonia U-17 squad might be a new one but the style of football and ability to hit the target when required are recognisable traits. Paul Gope-Fenepej’s debut for…

2016 was quite the year for Micah Lea’alafa. The Auckland City and Solomon Islands star competed in a staggering three major FIFA tournaments on three different continents for club and country. As well as featuring in Oceania FIFA World…

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No barriers for Sharma

The 17-year-old Gospel High School student took part in the recent Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Championship in Ba, along with dozens of others.Playing up front for his school’s U-19 team Sharma looked like every other player on the field,…

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Riley ready for Rio

While that star power adds further lustre to what is already a special event, New Zealand fullback Ali Riley has been used to rubbing shoulders with the famous for a very long time.The Los Angeles-raised Riley attended high school…

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Erceg leading by example

The central defender will soon have the honour of captaining her country at an Olympic Games when the Football Ferns walk out for their Rio 2016 opener against reigning gold medallists USA in Belo Horizonte.Rio 2016 will be a…

London frustration pushing Bowen

She would get off the team bus and find that seat in the cavernous arena of Millennium Stadium or storied surrounds of St James’ Park to look down at the pitch while her Football Ferns teammates laced their boots,…

Now they are seeking a rebirth under the guidance of new head coach Juliano Schmeling, who will lead ‘Kurukuru’ into the 2016 OFC Futsal Championship in February, where qualification to the FIFA Futsal World Cup will be on the…