The #KulaNation will continue to rise

The Fiji women’s national team’s ascent to the upper ranks of women’s football in Oceania has not gone unnoticed at home. For the second consecutive edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup Fiji made the finals, falling short this time around to an organised and determined Papua New Guinea side and missing out on a […]

History beckons for Fiji and Papua New Guinea

No matter what the result of this evening’s final at HFC Bank Stadium between Fiji and Papua New Guinea is, OFC Women’s Nations Cup history will be made. With the six-times winners New Zealand absent due to their direct entry to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 as co-hosts with Australia, the teams taking part […]

Diyolawai inspiring a new generation

Clocking the OFC Women’s Nations Cup 2022 and earning the chance to compete against some of the leading sides in the world for a berth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023™ is just part of a much bigger picture for Fiji captain Sofi Diyalowai. The 28-year-old has played a key role […]

Oceania to test talent in bid for FWWC spot

Nine teams from across Oceania will put themselves to the ultimate test when the 12th edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup gets underway in Suva, Fiji this week. With New Zealand having automatically qualified as co-hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, the opportunity for a second Oceania nation […]

Cole aiming to take Fiji to the top

USA-native Lisa Cole is relishing her role at the helm of one Oceania’s up-and-coming women’s footballing nations, Fiji. Since December 2018, and following the implementation of a dedicated women’s development programme, the Fiji women’s national team have climbed five places in the FIFA Women’s Rankings from 72nd to 67th. It’s an upward trajectory Cole intends […]

Second straight loss for Fiji

For the second match in a row Fiji have lost to the Philippines, this time going down 8-0 following a clinical performance from the side which qualified for its first FIFA Women’s World Cup earlier this year. Coach Lisa Cole was encouraged by the opportunity the two matches offered her side, especially given the Philippines […]

Mixed results in opening internationals

Papua New Guinea put in a strong shift to beat Seychelles 9-0 in the first of two tri-series matches, while Fiji were given a rough introduction to the international scene going down 7-2 to the Philippines. Fiji played their first international under new head coach Lisa Cole on Thursday evening at the Western Sydney Wanderers […]

Fiji to line up against World Cup-bound Philippines

Fiji are hoping to make history when the OFC qualifying campaign for the FIFA Women’s World Cup gets underway later this year. And to prepare them for this feat, they’ve headed to Australia to take on a side which is on a historic journey of its own, the Philippine national women’s team. The Alen Stajcic-coached […]

Nasau refuses to bow to critics

Fiji striker Cema Nasau has silenced critics of her decision to switch allegiance from Ba to Labasa, with an outstanding series of performances in the recent Women’s Inter-District Championship (IDC). Nasau’s brace in the final helped Labasa to a resounding 4-0 victory to snatch the IDC title from the defending champions, and her former club’s, […]

New coaches appointed across region

With just over 18 months to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM Australia and New Zealand, the race to prepare for the qualifiers is heating up across the region. New coaches have been announced for New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji in recent weeks, each bringing with them a wealth […]