Football

18th August

Elon Musk says he is buying Manchester United

(Reuters) -Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Tuesday he was buying football club Manchester United Plc. Musk, the richest person in the world, has a history of making irreverent tweets, and it was...

17th August

Premier League celebrates 30 year rise to global dominance

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Premier League celebrated its 30th anniversary on Monday, marking three decades that has seen English club football transformed into the world’s leading sports entertainment product. In 1992, the top clubs broke with 104 years of tradition by splitting from the Football League and controversially creating a ‘super league’ which would...

Palace defender Andersen receives death threats after Nunez red card

(Reuters) – Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen said he has received death threats directed at him and his family after he was head-butted by Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez in Monday’s Premier League draw which resulted in the striker being sent off at Anfield. Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw after their new signing Nunez was...

16th August

Melbourne City sign Finnish international Lam

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Melbourne City have signed Finnish international Thomas Lam on a two-year deal, the A-League club said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play as a central defender, arrives from Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia after stints in the Netherlands top flight and with English club Nottingham Forest. “He is a...

Conte and Tuchel charged with improper conduct after fiery London derby

(Reuters) -Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Antonio Conte have been charged by the Football Association (FA) following their confrontation after Sunday’s heated Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge. The two managers shook hands after a 2-2 draw where tempers flared but then faced off on the pitch before being separated by...

Football aim: BOG encourages fight against NCDs

This year’s Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament is aimed at encouraging fellow Fijians to realise the importance of their everyday nutrition to help their families and community fight against NCDs. This social message was revealed last Thursday during the official pool draws for the 2022 BOG, which is to be held at Churchill Park...

Dau wins hearts; joins U19 league

Maika Dau won the hearts of many football fans when he featured for the Nasinu U19 side in the Digicel U19 Youth League last Saturday at Fiji FA Academy Ground in Vatuwaqa. Dau, 13, helped Nasinu play out a 3-all draw against Suva. He did not only put on a stellar performance but was a...

Prasad: Lautoka FC in good pool

Lautoka Football Association interim chairman Rajnesh Prasad believes his side is drawn in a good pool during the 2022 Punjas Battle of the Giants (BOG) tournament. “I think we are in a good pool with defending champions Rewa, Ba and Navua,” Prasad said. “We will not underestimate any team in our pool.” Prasad said they...

Nalaubu on a trial journey

Digicel national team striker Sairusi Nalaubu left the country last Saturday for a three-month trial with Czech Republic football club FK Pardubice. FK Pardubice is a Czech football club located in the city of Pardubice. It currently plays in the Czech First League. Based on performances in European competitions over the past five years, the...

Yusuf: BOG tournament will be exciting and thrilling

The 2022 Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament group stages will be exciting and thrilling, says Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf. The pool draws for the tournament was held last Thursday at Punjas Ocean Shop in Lautoka in which Nadi, Suva, Labasa and Nadroga make up Group A while host Lautoka, Rewa, Ba...

15th August

Chelsea’s Tuchel blasts referee and VAR after Spurs draw

(Reuters) – Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel slammed referee Anthony Taylor and VAR for their decisions in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, saying his side deserved to win. Harry Kane’s last-gasp header earned Tottenham a point in a stormy draw that ended with Tuchel and Spurs manager Antonio Conte both being...

Tuchel ‘happiest manager in world’ despite red card in tempestuous derby

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel said he was “the happiest manager in the world” despite earning a red card at the end of a stormy 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. Tuchel went through mixed emotions on a sweltering afternoon at Stamford Bridge — anger at both of Tottenham’s...

Kane salvages point for Spurs at Chelsea, Tuchel and Conte see red

LONDON (Reuters) -Harry Kane headed in a last-gasp equaliser to earn Tottenham Hotspur a barely-deserved 2-2 draw in a feisty Premier League derby at Chelsea that ended with both managers being shown red cards after the final whistle on Sunday. Kane glanced home Ivan Perisic’s corner in the sixth minute of stoppage time to salvage...

DPL: Ba runs over visitors

Ba defeated Tailevu Naitasiri 4-2 in the Digicel Premier League at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. The Men in Black are in a rehabilitation stage after a three-in-a-row loss in the competition. Luke Sevu scored Ba’s first goal in the sixth minute. Savu then doubled Ba’s advantage in the 18th minute after a lapse of...

12th August

Delta Tigers to face hosts Lautoka at BOG

Defending champions Rewa will face hosts Lautoka, 17-time champions Ba and Navua in Group B of the 2022 Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament which will kick off on August 26. Five-time champion Nadi is in Group A with last year’s runner-up Suva, Nadroga and Labasa. The winner of the tournament will receive $17,000 while...

Rewa FC bombs out

Rewa bombed out the OFC Champions League 2022 after losing to Hienghène Sport 0-2 in Auckland yesterday. The New Caledonia side booked a final four date with Tahiti’s AS Vénus after Fonzy Ranchain’s free-kick and Joseph Athale’s header secured their qualification at Rewa’s expense. Rewa simply needed to avoid defeat to progress. The game began...

Striker off to Czechia

National and Lautoka strike ace Sairusi Nalaubu has earned a three-month trial with Czech Republic club FK Pardubice. Nalaubu, who leads the Digicel Premier League golden boot race, was scouted by European scouts during the Oceania World Cup qualifiers in Qatar earlier this year. FK Pardubice plays in the Czech First League. He said he...

Arsenal reprimanded for second time for fan token adverts

(Reuters) – Britain’s advertising watchdog upheld a ruling against Arsenal over their promotion of fan token company Socios on Wednesday, determining that the two ads posted on the club’s website and Facebook were “misleading” and irresponsible”. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) said the adverts had failed to make clear the tokens had to be bought...

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