Sport: Kurukuru in ‘Group E’ for FIFA futsal world cup

A MAJOR milestone in the countdown to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 has been made today (Thursday). The official draw revealed the fate of the 24 national teams that will battle in the World’s premier competition. Held in Medellin, one of the tournament’s three host cities, the event saw Solomon Islands (Kurukuru) drawn…

SIPA approved Kurukuru sponsorship

THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority Board has approved the sponsorship of the country’s national futsal team, the Kurukuru. The Solomon Islands will contest their third consecutive World Cup in Colombia in September after defending their Oceania title earlier this year. Kurukuru coach Juliano Schmeling had hoped to arrange up to ten friendly matches for his…

Solomons to host 2023 Pacific Games

THE Solomon Islands will host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2023. The nation’s bid received 14 votes, well above Tahiti’s six, during the Pacific Games Council’s (PGC) general assembly in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Wednesday. Kiribati and Tokelau did not attend. The decision came following the votes of the 22 members of the…

Manele to accompany PM to support Pacific games bid

THE Leader of Opposition Jeremiah Manele will be accompanying the Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare to Port Vila as both leaders unite in support of the country’s bid for the 2023 Pacific Games. Mr Manele is expected to depart with the delegation tomorrow (Saturday 7th). In a statement from the Parliamentary Opposition Group today, Press…

Gov’t pledges building proper facility for futsal

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has today (yesterday) pledged the Government’s commitment to build a proper facility for Futsal Development in the country. Speaking at a lunch he hosted to welcome the National Futsal Team for winning this year’s Oceania Futsal Championship, Mr Sogavare said it is his Government’s desire to build proper sporting facilities including…

Kurukuru claim fifth Oceania title

Kurukuru have set their placement to represent the Oceania region in the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia, South America. This came after the Elliot Ragomo captained side defeating Fiji 5-0 in their Final match on the 2016 Futsal Championship last weekend (Saturday) in Fiji. The young lads will be heading to Colombia to…

USP-SI, Emalus clash

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) campus volleyball squad will meet the USP Emalus squad in what could be described as a big bang today afternoon. This is the second match play-offs for both teams. Games will be played at the Multi-purpose hall outside courts. Meanwhile, USP SI campus thrashed SINU…

2015 Inter-tertiary games kick-off

THE much anticipated 2015 Inter-tertiary games comprised of country’s scholars studying at University institutions in-country and abroad now commence today in Honiara. The annual event which looked forward to by every students is a week-long game competition starting today to Friday 11th December. The competition will feature different sports. These include soccer, netball, volleyball, rugby…

USP SI prepares to defend titles

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) campus has vows to defend titles in this year inter-tertiary games that will kicks-off next week, Monday. THE campus (USP SI) is a three time champions in volleyball and touch rugby sevens in three consecutive years from 2012 to last year (2014). “As a three…

Namoia School comp rampant

IN East Malaita, the Namoia School League (NSL) competition is reaching climax as the final matches are approaching. Wilson Okisi, school sports master relayed to Sol-Business yesterday. “Games are now closing into quarter-final matches with rivals battling to secure top position from each pool,” he said. He said that the Namoia 2015 School League which…

KCG white thrashes Renbel boys

THE Renbel boy’s side went down 4-0 to Kwara’ae Central Group (KCG) White in their inaugural futsal pull matches yesterday at the Multi-purpose hall. The two rivals give no chance at the opening minutes with powerful and dynamic ball work and skills seeking a chance to shake the net. The Renbel side has chances but…