NMIFA Attends 31st AFC Congress Northern Marianas Islands Football Association led by its president Jerry Tan attended the virtual 31st Asian Football Confederation Congress held last Saturday, November 27. Welcoming the Congress, which was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, praised the instrumental role of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) in en
THE young and the restless players of the NMI U18 Team showed complete authority when they domesticated Eleven Tiger 14-0 Wednesday at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
Three minutes into the game, NMI U18’s Dylan Mister drew first blood. Team mate Brian Lubao and Richard Steele also delivered goals to give their team a 3-0 lead.
Another team mate, Reginald Pascual, took over the spotlight with a hat-trick, draining three consecutive goals at the 10th, 14th and 22nd minute ma
The NMI Boys U18 National Team hammered Eleven Tiger, 15-0, to join TanHoldings Football Club in the semifinals round of the MSL Cup of the Marianas Soccer League Fall Season 2021. The NMI U18 posted the lopsided victory last Wednesday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koberville to finish the short regular season with a 4-0-1 win-draw-loss record for second place in the team standings behind the unbeaten TanHoldings (5-0-0). With their Top 2 finish in the regular season,
TAN Holdings and Paire football clubs defeated their respective opponents in the Marianas Soccer League Cup for Fall 2021 on Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
THFC snagged their fifth victory of the season after blanking the Kanoa Football Club 3-0.
It was an even battle throughout the first half as neither team could gain the upper hand.
The real action started in the second half when THFC began applying more offensive pressure led by Martin Jambor who took control
TAN Holdings Football Club continues to stand tall in the Premier Division of the Dove Women's League Fall 2021 after collecting their fourth win of the season by outplaying Shirley's Football Club 8-3. THFC’s teamwork was their key to victory as they created several options to score. At the very first minute of the game, THFC’s Jannah Casarino found the back of the net. Ten minutes later, team mate Kaithlyn Chavez contributed the second goal of the day to give THFC a 2-0 lea
THE Matansa Football Club finally notched their first win by blanking the Bangladesh FC 6-0 in the NMI Football League Association's Hafa Adai Cup tournament at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville Friday night. Midfielder Izaak Edvasison helped Matansa control the ball while forwards Carl Walter and Maui Johnson converted strong offense into goals. For their part, the Matansa defenders prevented Bangladesh FC's from seizing the initiative. Walter shot Matansa’s fir
LOCAL football player Kohtaro Goto, 17, is ready to take his skills to the collegiate level after announcing that he will play for Park University in Gilbert, Arizona. Goto believes that Park University can help him improve his skills. “The coaches there believe I could make a huge impact. Park is a new school but it has a highly experienced coaching staff.” He added, “I was also able to get in contact with the players on the team and it felt like a welcoming place for me.” H
AFTER a two-week break due to the recent Covid-19 community spread, the Dove Women’s League Fall 2021 is back in action with the TanHoldings and Kanoa football clubs defeating their respective opponents Wednesday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. Against Shirley’s, TanHoldings unleashed energetic play with Jannah Casarino and Kaithlyn Chavez handing THFC a 2-0 lead early in the game. Jasmine Phan scored a goal for Shirley's to cut the lead, but THFC responde
JOHN Canape scored two goals to lead the Kanoa Football Club in a 4-1 victory over Old B Bank in the Marianas Soccer League Cup on Nov. 14 at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. Vicente Reyes's goal 20 minutes into the game gave Kanoa an early lead, but Old B Bank's Akira Kadokura tied the game toward the end of the first half. Kanoa regained the lead early in the second half with Canape scoring in the 63rd minute. Kanoa then tightened their defense to prevent Old
SAIPAN United is aiming for its fourth straight victory in Group B of the NMI Football Association's Hafa Adai Cup against Bangladesh Youth at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. The game was originally set for Nov. 21, but it had to be postponed due to a scheduling conflict. A new date will be announced soon. Saipan United remains undefeated after blanking Island Star, 3-0, last week while Bangladesh Youth crushed winless Kanoa, 6-1. The NMI U18 Women's Nationa