Sports Archive September 2021

Leite was born and raised in Brazil where he developed a love for futsal and showed real promise as a young player.

Vinny Leite’s Incredible Path to Coaching Solomon Islands Kurukuru

The Solomon Islands are on track for a third straight defeat at the 2021 Futsal World Cup but coach Vinny Leite celebrates each consolation goal with all the enthusiasm of a Champions League winner.
Whether the target is achievable or simply a delusion will be determined by how well we prepare for the Games.

Is the Target of Forty Gold Medals Too Ambitious?

The excitement following the right to host the Pacific Games has hyped the National Hosting Authority (NHA) to ambitiously set forty (40) gold medals for Team Solomons come 2023.
Solomon Islands Kurukuru skipper Elliot Ragomo.

Solomon Kurukuru Exit Futsal World Cup

It is another disappointing finish for the Solomon Islands Kurukuru, having exited the World Cup at the group stage.
Solomon Islands and Portugal players after their Group C match at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021.

Solomon Islands Kurukuru Succumb to Portugal

It is not the result the Solomon Islands Kurukuru wanted, but it was a huge ask from the get go. Portugal, ranked 6th in the World, was with its star player, the five-time Best Player in the World award winner Ricardinho Filipe da Silva Braga.
The match ended 6-0 in favor of Morocco.

Solomon Islands Loose to Morocco in Futsal World Cup Opener

The Solomon Islands has lost to African champions Morocco by six goals to nil at the 2021 Futsal World Cup opener in Lithuania.
“Solomon Islands are a team which we can't afford to underestimate as they have players with great techniques."

Solomon Islands Cannot Be Underestimated: Thailand Futsal Captain

As the FIFA World Cup in Lithuania nears, competing teams are making their assessment on their road to Futsal glory.
Mr Stewart has over 30 years of experience working at major events around the world including the Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics Games.

New CEO for Pacific Games 2023 Appointed

Peter Stewart has been appointed CEO of the 2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee, with just over 800 days until the opening ceremony in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Raphael Lea’i was taken to the hospital after an injury against Italy.

Raphael Lea’i Injured Ahead of Futsal World Cup

Solomon Islands top striker Raphael Lea’i has suffered an injury during a friendly match with Italy.

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