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Pacific Football Wrap – August 25

Tavur FC in action. Photo Credit: PNG Media.

Round five of Papua New Guinea’s Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League was played over the weekend.

In the Northern Conference, ladder leaders Lae City FC beat Tusbab Stallions 5-0 while Lae City Dwellers edged past Morobe United 1-0 and Sepik FC finished with the same result against Northern Youth, 1-0.

The Southern Conference saw top-of-the-table Hekari win against Central Dabari, 5-1, Gulf Komara FC beat Tavur FC 5-2 and Pom Strikers drew 2-2 with Southern Youth.

Football fans throughout Papua New Guinea can now watch the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League matches live on television following an agreement between PNG Football Association and Media Niugini Limited.

The matches will be broadcasted live and free at the start of round two on September 18.

Tahiti’s Tiki Toa advanced to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and ended Mozambique’s campaign after a 8-7 win.

They face off with Japan on Thursday, August 26 at 7.00pm (MSK Time) and 4.00am (NZT) Friday, August 27.

Heirauarii Salem featured. Photo Credit: FTF Media

In just over three weeks the Solomon Islands’ Kurukuru will step onto the world stage at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021.

They recently played two friendly matches and drew 3-3 with Germany’s Hohenstein-Ernstthal HOT 05 before a 4-2 win over Czec Republic’s FTZS Liberec.

The Telekom S-League is on a break after round one wrapped up which sees Central Coast FC, Solomon Warriors, Waneagu United and Henderson Eels in the top-four so far.

The Cook Islands kicked off their football season which saw Tupapa Maraerenga FC premier men’s beat Matavera-Ngatangiia FC 2-5 and the Tupapa Maraerenga FC senior women won 1-0.

The other fixtures saw Nikao Sokattak FC secure two victories against Avatiu FC, 2-0 in the premier men’s grade and 1-0 in the women’s. More results can be found here.

New Caledonia’s Coupe de Caledonie quarter-finals carried out with six matches played.

Hienghene Sport secured a 6-1 victory over Dumbea FC, AS Mont-Dore won 5-0 against FG Gaitcha and AS Kunie edged past AS Wetr 4-3.

Horizon Patho won 2-1 over Qanono Sport, AS Magenta left RC Poindimie scoreless 6-0 and AS Lossi beat AS Grand Nord, 3-0 in the remaining matches.

Round six of Tonga’s Major League was also played, which saw Veitongo men’s beat Halafuoleva 9-0, Lavengatonga won 4-2 against Longoteme and Popua won 3-1 over Marist.

Navutoka won 3-1 over Longolongo, Hihifo Gents won 2-0 against Ha’amoko and Kauvai edged past Fasi & Afi 1-0 in the remaining game.

In the premier women’s grade, Havelu won 6-0 against Lavengatong, Navutoka beat Ha’amoko 6-0, Fahefa beat Kauvai 5-0 and Fasi & Afi won 5-1 against ‘Isileli/Kapeta.

Samoa continued with their Senior and Youth Leagues. In the premier men’s, Vaitele Uta won 5-0 against Togafuafua and Lupe o le Soaga beat USP 5-0.

The premier women’s saw big wins such as Faleasiu 12-0 over Vaivase tai, Lotopa against Sogi 6-0 and Lepea over Moataa 5-0. Click here for more results.

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