O'League fever sweeps through Honiara

HONIARA, 16 Feb 2007: The O' Leaque fever dawns on Honiara as soccer diehards await the arrival of Ba FC on Sunday for the Group B opening match against Marist FC the next day. Local promotions have also been stepped up in all media including newspapers, radio and the only local TV - One News. It's a big occasion as far as football lovers here are concerned. The last international match was played in Honiara when Solomon Islands played host to the Australian Socceroos for a World Cup birth. Now Solomon Islands will host the glamour Fiji club Ba FC in what is billed to be showdown between the two Melanesian soccer powerhouses. Planning and preparation for Marist FC's home match began shortly after the OFC announced new match schedules for Group B. Banners promoting the O' League match are placed above the bridge leading into the city centre and the other at the Lawson Tama ground. Today, sale of merchandise goods for both Marist and Ba FC's have started in a make-shift stall in the car park in front of the Lawson Tama ground. All these activities plus the arrival of the OFC's soccer boss - President Reynald Temarii adds prominence to the highly charged soccer atmosphere already felt in the city. Honiara city with a population of more than 50,000 residents is experiencing an influx of people mostly from the nearby islands. Flights into Honiara have also been booked out with people flocking into Honiara for this one off international match. SIFF president Martin Alufurai says it is the OFC president, Temarii who initiates the idea to replace the old competition format where all participating countries congregate in one country to the home and away system. This, he says allows soccer fans of the participating countries the opportunity to see their big name players and those of the visiting club clash before their very own eyes. The SIFF president also adds that Temarii's presence alone adds extra boost to the excitement in Honiara and urges fans and supporters to come out in numbers for Monday's clash. Monday's match is an important one for Marist FC and a win will greatly boost their chance of qualifying if they win all their scheduled matches in the Group B O' League competition.




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Golden Boot Race

 No.
 Player Name
Team Name
 No. Goals
 1 Batram Suri
Malaita 7
 2 Ben Hibiscus
Lauru  4
 3  Dickson Eddie
 Guadalcanal  3
 4 Kingston Billy
Malaita  3
 5  Nick Na'amoana
 Avaiki  2
 6  Nelson Sale
 Malaita  2
 7  Oscar Sara
 Central  2
 8  Ian Tolei
 Real Kakamora
 2
 9  John Anita
 Real Kakamora
 2
 10  Phillip Ahsley
 Honiara  2

Womens Golden Boot Race

 No.  Player Name
 Team Name
 No. of Goals
 1 Sally Saeni
Isabel Frigatesl  5
 2  Veronica  Guadalcanal 2
 3 Betty Maenu
Guadalcanal  2
 4  Benedeth  Malaita  1
 5  Jennifer.T.  Guadalcanal  1
 6  Christina Gwaman
 Guadalcanal  1
 7  Layda Samani
 Honiara Warriors
 1
 8  Mirriam.O.  Guadalcanal  1
 9  Korina Hasi
 Honiara Warriors
 1
 10  Sarah  Western Turtles

Match Standings - Men

Teams

 P

GF 

GA 

GD 

Points 

Choiseul

 4

3


1


 0

8

3

5

 10

 Guadalcanal

4

2

2

 0

12

4

8

8

Temotu


4

2

2


10

 6

4


 6

 Western

4

 1

 1

2

 5

 9

-4

 4

 Central 

4

 0

 0

 4

4

 17

 -13

 0

Teams

 P

GF 

GA 

GD 

Points

 Honiara 

4

 3

 1

 0

8


 0

 8

10

 Malaita

 4

 2

 0

 1

 17

 3

 14

 9

 Makira Ulawa

4

2

 0

 2

 8

5

3

6

 Rennel Bellona

 4

 1

 0

3

3


 21

-18

 3

 Isabel

4

 0

 1

3

 2

 9

 -7

 1

Match Standings - Women

Teams

GF 

GA 

GD 

Points

Isabel

3

 2

 1

 0

 7

 0

 7

 7

 Guadalcanal

3

 1

2

 0

7

1

 6

 5

 Honiara

2

 0

 1

 1

1

 2

 -1

 1

 Renbel

2

 0

 0

 2

 0

 12

 -12

 0

Team

 P

 D

 DF

 GA

 GD

 Points

Western

 2

 1

1


3

 3

 Western

2

1

 1

 0

2

 0

2

 4

 Temotu

 2

 0

 0

 2

 0

 5

 -5

 0

Women Fixtures

 Match #
 Day Date
Time
Pool
Team A
Team B
Venue
 1  Mon  16/11/09  2pm  B  Temotu  Malaita  SA
 2  Mon  16/11/09  4pm  A  Guadalcanal  Isabel  SA
 3  Tue  17/11/09  2pm  A  Isabel  Honiara  SA
 4  Tue  17/11/09  4pm  A  Avaiki  Guadalcanal  SA
 5  Wed  18/11/09  2pm  B  Western  Temotu  SA
 6  Wed  18/11/09  4pm  A  Avaiki  Isabel  SA
 7  Thur  19/11/09  2pm  A  Honiara  Guadalcanal  SA
 8  Thur  19/11/09  4pm  B  Western  Malaita  SA
 9  Fri  20/11/09  3pm  A  Avaiki  Honiara  SA
 10  Mon  23/11/09  2pm  Pool A Winner
 v  Pool B Runner Up
 SA
 11  Mon  23/11/09  4pm  Pool B Winner
 v  Pool A Runner Up
 SA
 12  Wed  25/11/09  2pm  L Match 10
 v  L Match 11
 SA
 13  Wed  25/11/09  4pm  W Match 10
 v  W Match 11
 SA

Mens Fixtures


 Match #
 Day Date
Time
Pool
 Team A
 Team B
 Venue
 1  Sat  14/11/09  2pm A
 Temotu  Guadalcanal  LTS
 2 Sat
 14/11/09  4pm  B  Malaita  Honiara LTS
LTS
 3  Mon  16/11/09  12noon  B  Isabel  Avaiki LTS
 4  Mon  16/11/09  2pm  A  Western  Central LTS
 5  Mon  16/11/09  4pm B
 Malaita  R.kakamora LTS
 6  Tue  17/11/09  12noon  A  Lauru  Guadalcanal LTS
 7  Tue  17/11/09  2pm  B  Honiara  Isabel LTS
 8  Tue  17/11/09  4pm  A  Temotu  Central LTS
 9  Wed  18/11/09  12noon  A  Guadalcanal  Western LTS
 10  Wed  18/11/09  2pm  A  Temotu  Lauru LTS
 11  Wed  18/11/09  4pm  B  R.Kakamora  Honiara LTS
 12  Thur  19/11/09  12noon  A  Central  Lauru LTS
 13  Thur  19/11/09  2pm  B  Avaiki  R.Kakamoa LTS
 14  Thur  19/11/09  4pm  B  Malaita  Isabel LTS
 15  Sat  21/11/09  12noon  B  R.Kakamora  Isabel LTS
 16  Sat  21/11/09  2pm  A Temotu
 Western LTS
 17  Sat  21/11/09  4pm  B  Honiara  Avaiki LTS
 18  Mon  23/11/09  12noon  A  Western  Lauru LTS
 19  Mon  23/11/09 2pm
 B  Malaita  Avaiki LTS
 20  Mon  23/11/09 4pm
 A  Guadalcanal Central
LTS
 21  Wed  25/11/09 2pm
LTS
 22  Wed  25/11/09  4pm LTS
 23  Sat  28/11/09  2pm LTS
 24  Sat  28/11/09  4pm LTS































































































































































































































































































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