Fiji Time: 4:26 PM on Sunday 5 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Koniel in top form for PNG

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, May 25, 2014

AN excellent goalkeeping from Papua New Guinea stopper Vagi Koniel helped the team overcome Solomon Islands in the opening day of the Oceania Football Confederation under-20 Championship.

PNG defeated Solomon Islands 2-0 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Friday night.

Both goals came from free-kicks at each half with Ayrton Yagas heading in the opener in the 10th minute and Maya Bob sealing the win in the 51st minute of the play.

Solomon Islands which had better scoring opportunities failed to capitalise on the chances they created.

Team assistant coach Gideon Omokirio was disappointed with the loss.

"We came very determined to win this game and unfortunately we lost by two goals," he told OFC.

"Actually we missed a lot of opportunities which we were supposed to convert but it turned out not to be on our side tonight (Friday).

"We'll go back to the drawing board and the training pitch to sort out some of the mistakes and improve."

Elated PNG assistant coach Reginald Davani said they had put the win behind to focus on their match against American Samoa.

"With three points in the bag now, we will approach the next match against American Samoa very seriously," Davani said.

"Of course we will be out to win that match as well but again we will not take them lightly and look to put a good show."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rise of Naholo doesn't surprise Savea
  2. State drops pension age
  3. Fish case causes a stink
  4. 2 from 2
  5. Help on the way
  6. Army lacks health staff
  7. 20 per cent of visitors return to Fiji
  8. 85,000 people visit trade show
  9. 15,415 forms completed
  10. SARU fires referees boss

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)