KRAMERS F.C. SCORE THEIR 5th WIN IN PFA ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE

Bouncing from a sorry loss, Kramers Football Club secured their fifth win at the expense of New Star Football Club, 3-2, Sunday in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau Track and Field.

Kramers FC got their first goal earned by an own goal in the 15th minute of play and then News Star FC’s Jose landed a goal in the 20th minute to tie the game at 1-all. Then Kramers FC’s striker Charles Mitchell landed a goal in the 35th minute to take a 2-1 lead. Mitchell then scored another goal in the 40th minute to increase their lead at 3-1, but New Star FC did not go down easily as Francois scored a goal in the 55th minute to cut the lead at 3-2.

With the win, Kramers FC now takes a 5-3-0 win-loss-draw record in the team standings while News Star FC suffered their fourth setback for a 2-4-2 tally.

In other games, Team Friendship drubbed Surangel Kings, 10-1.

Games will resume on June 29 with the semifinals featuring Team Friendship taking on Lyon FC at 5:45 p.m. while Kramers FC will face News Star FC anew in the main game at 7 p.m.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Consul Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyons Improving Island Life, Surangel and Sons Company, Bank of Hawaii, Flor Store, Sun Store and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



8th MICRONESIAN GAMES: ROAD TO POHNPEI

With the World Cup fever still in the air, football event in the 8th Micronesian Games will get a share of attention as four islands will vie for top honors in Pohnpei.

Teams that will compete in football includes host Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Palau. The Palau Football Association (PFA) has swing into high gears in preparing for this event and PFA president Charles Reklai Mitchell said that team Palau has good chances in landing into the medal round as the team boast of experienced players since the sport was introduced in Palau.

Composing the starting line up for team Palau will be Yuri Ito, Leif “Baba” Toribiong, Mohoshin Miah, Scott Skebong and Robert Victor Bishop Jr. on defense. Their midfielders will have Charles Reklai Mitchell, Mechesengel "Rick" Roman and Christian Etpison Nicolescu. Taking the forward position are Dexter Decherong and Toni Illilau. The team’s goalkeeper will be Malakai Bitu.

Completing the roster for team Palau are Substitutes – IPaulus Ngirngesechei, Mac Sasao, Armando Canseco, and Joe Carlos; Reserves –  McGee Mereb, Jimmy Jonas, Sergio Ngiraingas, Joshua Remengesau, Penizo Remengesau and Ngirblash Tmetul. The team will be coached by Lukeson Sifix.

“I am confident we will be okay as the team has been preparing a lot for this and it’s good to have five teams in the football event rather than having four,” said PFA president Charles Reklai Mitchell.

Football was included as an exhibition event in the 1998 Micronesian Games and this year the sport has been included in the medal tally count for the first time, which will make it a hot contested sport event.

Looking into the updates of the 8th Micronesian Games football competition will be held from July 25 to July 30 at the Pohnpei State Track and Field (PICS). The Competition Manager for Football is Steve Finnen.

On July 21, Avinesh Narayan and Rakesh Varman (Fiji) will arrive to Pohnpei and will conduct a 3-day basic Football officials and volunteers training course with Narayan and Varman as the expert instructors.

In the group stage (preliminary round), three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss. The two teams with the most points will play for the Gold medal and the next two teams with the most points will play for the Bronze medal.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TEAM FRIENDSHIP SET TO MEET KRAMERS F.C. FOR PFA ADULT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Team Friendship is set to move on to the championship round after beating Lyon Football Club, 1-0 Sunday in the semifinal round of the Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau Track and Field.

It was a tough match for both clubs but Team Friendship managed to find a loophole at the Lyon FC’s defense as Mohoshin Miah scored the lone goal of the game in the 17th minutes of play. After taking a 1-0 advantage, team Friendship hanged on as they went to score the win and take the first finals spot.

On the other hand, Kramers FC asserted their dominance in both ends of the field as they blanked News Star FC, 5-0. With the game almost scoreless in the first half of action, Kramers FC found the way to nail scores to the goal. Charles Reklai Mitchell nailed the first goal in the 25th minute of play while teammate Toni Ililau scored another in the 33rd minute as they took a 2-0 lead.

In the second half of play, Ililau scored another goal in the 40th minute while Mitchell dazzled through the defense as he scored a goal in the 55th minute of the game as they overwhelmed New Star FC with a 4-0 lead. Ililau placed the icing on the cake as he scored another goal in the 58th minute of play to close the game with the win and secure a spot in the championship.

With that, Team Friendship will renew its rivalry with Kramers FC for the championship which will be played on July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Consul Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyons Improving Island Life, Surangel and Sons Company, Bank of Hawaii, Flor Store, Sun Store and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



LYON F.C. HALTS KRAMERS F.C.

Lyon Football Club stepped up its game plan as they managed to beat Kramers Football Club, 5-4 Sunday in the Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau Track and Field.

Lyon FC’s Christian Etpison Nicolescu opened the scoring as he nailed a goal in the 6th minute of play but Kramers FC managed to tie the game with a goal from Tony Ililau in the 14th minute. Then, Kramers grabbed the lead when Charles Mitchell scored a goal in the 26th minute as they took a 2-1 advantage. But Mechesengel Roman of Lyon FC nailed a goal in the 30th minute to close the first half of play with the score tied at 2-all.

In the second half, Lyon FC’s Christian Etpison Nicolescu and Mac Sasao scored separate goals as they gave their team a 4-2 lead. Then, PJ Remengesau added another goal in the 49th minute as they went up 5-2.

Mitchell then scored goals in the 55th and 57th minutes of play as he tried to rally his team but his efforts were not enough as time expired giving the win to Lyon FC.

In other games New Star FC scored a draw against Surangel Kings, 3-3.

Games will resume on June 15 with Kramers FC versus New Star FC at 5:45 p.m. while Team Friendship will face Surangel Kings in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are seeing action in the tournament namely Lyon FC, Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers FC and New Star FC.

The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. It will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also a preparation for Palau’s football team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Consul Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyons Improving Island Life, Surangel and Sons Company, Bank of Hawaii, Flor Store, Sun Store and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



KRAMERS F.C. BEAT TEAM FRIENDSHIP

Kramers Football Club posted another win after beating Team Friendship, 3-1 Sunday in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau Track and Field.

Kramers FC’s Tony Ililau started the goal frenzy as he nailed a goal in the 10th minute of play however, Team Friendship’s Mohoshin tied the game with his goal in the 25th minute of play. But Kramers FC did not go to the half without a fight as Jerrod McComb scored a goal in the 29th minute as they took a 2-1 lead.

In the second half of play, Charles Mitchell placed the icing on the cake as he scored a goal in the 48th minute that gave way the win for Kramers FC.

In the main game, New Star FC beat Lyon FC, 4-1. Scoring the goals for New Star were David (two goals) and Nasa (two goals) while Dexter nailed the lone goal for Lyon FC.

Games will resume on June 8 with Surangel Kings versus New Star FC at 5:45 p.m. while Lyon FC will face Kramers FC in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are seeing action in the tournament namely Lyon FC, Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers FC and New Star FC.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



LYON F.C. BEATS KINGS IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Lyon F.C. secured their first season win at the expense of Surangel Kings, 7-5 Tuesday night in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau National Track & Field.

Aside from taking their first win, Lyon F.C.'s victory also avenges their April 20 match against the Kings. That game ended in a draw at 2-2. Lyon F.C.'s striker Malakai started the scoring chores for the side as he landed a goal in the 12th minute of the game. He then followed it up with two more goals in the 17th and 19th minutes of action as they took a commanding 3-0 lead. Then Malakai's teammate Mac Sasao joined the scoring fray as he scored a goal in the 27th minute to extend their lead at 4-0 going into the halftime.

As play resumed, Surangel earned their first goal when Lyon F.C. committed an own goal in the 32nd minute and then Chris added another goal in the 25th minute as they trimmed the lead to 4-2. Then Lyon F.C.'s Mac stopped the bleeding as he nailed a goal in the 38th minute to secure their lead at 5-2. Then Armando Canseco of Surangel Kings scored the last three goals for his team, namely in the 40th, 48th, and 49th minutes of play.

As Lyon F.C.'s Malakai proved unstoppable , he added two more goals in the 43rd and 56th minutes to secure the win for his team. With the win, Lyon F.C. now sports a 1-3-2 win-loss-draw record while Surangel Kings suffered their fourth setback for a 1-4-1 record.

On Thursday night, Team friendship continued their winning way and defeated New Star F.C. 3-0 in a reschedule game from week 7. Scoring for Friendship were Rajan - 1 goal in the 34th minute, Nishida - 1 goal in the 56th minute, and Juguru - 1 goal in the 59th minute.

Games will resume on June 1 with Team Friendship versus Kramers F.C. at 5:45 p.m. while Lyon F.C. will try to nail their second win as they face New Star F.C. in the main game at 7 p.m.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TEAM FRIENDSHIP CONTINUES DOMINANCE IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Contender Team Friendship continues its winning ways this time at the expense of Lyon F.C., 2-1 Sunday in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau National Track & Field.

Lyon made it early on to the score board as Malakai scored the first goal of the match in the 10th minute of play giving them a 1-0 edge. Then the tables were turned as Team Friendship's Mohoshin scored a goal in the 27th minute of the game as the score was tied 1-1 at the end of the first half.

In the second half of play, Team Friendship then made their move as Nishida landed a goal in the 35th minute as he gave them a 2-1 lead and from there held on to score the win.

On the other hand, because of conflicts in schedules, the game between Surangel Kings versus Kramers F.C. has been moved. The game will be played tonight at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, games set for May 25th will feature Team Friendship taking on New Star F.C. at 5:45 p.m. while Surangel Kings will take on Lyon F.C. in the main game at 7:00 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



TEAM FRIENDSHIP, NEW STAR F.C. FEAST ON RIVALS IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Teams Friendship and New Star F.C. showed their dominance after beating separate rivals last weekend in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau National Track & Field.

Team Friendship showed they're unstoppable as they blasted Surangel Kings 3-2. Rajan Khadka scored the first goal for Team Friendship in the 6th minute as Surangel Kings' Armando Canseco tied the game with his goal in the 19th minute of play. Team Friendship grabbed back the lead as Mohoshin landed a goal in the 29th minute as they finished the first half with a 2-1 advantage. Team Friendship kept their scoring in the second half as Juguru scored a goal in the 36th minute of play to give them a commanding, 3-1 lead.

Surangel Kings' Canseco scored the last goal of the game in the 55th minute of play. After which Team Friendship stood their ground as they went on to take the win.

In the main game, New Star F.C. bested Kramers F.C., 3-1. Leadingthe scoring for New Star F.C. were David - 1 goal (20th minute), Oskar - 1 goal (51st minute), and Fabio - 1 goal (53rd minute) while Kramers F.C.s' Jimmy Jonas scored the lone goal in the 46th minute of play.

Games will resume on May 18 with Surangel Kings versus Kramers F.C. at 5:45 p.m. while Lyon F.C. will face Team Friendship in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



KRAMERS, SURANGEL KINGS SCORE WIN IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Teams Kramers F.C. and Surangel Kings improved their standings as they defeated separate foes, Tuesday in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League.

Kramers F.C. manage to bounce back from their loss last April 27 to beat Lyon F.C., 6-0. Kramers F.C. showed their dominance in the field as Toni Illilau nailed two goals in the 10th and 40th minutes of the game while teammate Jerrod McComb also scored two goals namely in the 28th and 56th minutes of play. Adding to the dominance were Charles Mitchell, who scored a goal in the 26th minute, and David Shipper, who scored in the 52nd minute.

With the win, Kramers F.C. improved to a 2-1-0 win-loss-draw card in the team standings while Lyon F.C. suffer their second setback for a 0-2-2 win-loss-draw card.

On the other hand, Surangel Kings defeated New Star F.C., 4-2. Surangel Kings opened the game with Bernie Dambo scoring a goal in the 12th minute and was followed by teammate Armando Canseco who nailed a goal in the 17th minute as they took a 2-0 lead. Canseco then scored another goal in the 23rd minute as the Kings were ahead 3-0. It was then New Star F.C.'s Fabio who broke the ice for his team as he scored a goal in the 25th minute of play as they trailed 3-1 at the end of the first half.

The Kings would increase their lead as Jojo Ulap scored a goal in the 47th minute for a 4-1 advantage. New Star F.C. would then answer back with a goal by David nailing a goal in the 53rd minute for a 4-2 count. From there, Surangel Kings held on to win the game.

Games will resume on May 11 with Team Friendship versus Surangel Kings at 5:45 p.m. while Kramers F.C. will face New Star F.C. in the main game at 7:00 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



TEAM FRIENDSHIP BEATS KRAMERS F.C.

Team Friendship scored its third straight victory after beating Kramers F.C., 1-0, Sunday night in the ongoing 2014 Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau National Track & Field.

Scoring the lone goal of the game was Tiger, who nailed the goal in the 46th minute of the second half. The win placed Team Friendship on top of the team standings with a 3-0-0 win-loss-draw while Kramers F.C. suffered their first setback for a 1-1-0 card.

On the other hand, New Star F.C. managed to score a draw against Lyon F.C., 2-2. Jose scored the first goal for New Star F.C. in the 8th minute but was immediately tied by Lyon F.C.'s Malakai Bitu as the game was tied 1-1.

Bitu then made another goal in the 14th minute of the game as he placed Lyon F.C. up 2-1. But the lead was cut short as Jose again nailed another goal in the 41st minute of play to tie the game at 2-2. Both teams tried to score goals in their next possessions but were not enough as time expired.

Games will resume on May 4 with Lyon F.C. taking on Kramers F.C. in the first game at 5:45 p.m. while the Surangel Kings will face New Star F.C. in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TEAM FRIENDSHIP BEATS NEW STAR F.C., 4-2 IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Team Friendship showed their cohesiveness as a team as they went on to beat New Star F.C., 4-2 Tuesday night in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League played at the Palau National Track & Field.

Scoring for Team Friendship were Mohoshin (7th minute), Ashito (22nd minute), Depak (42nd minute), and Tiger (60th minute). Meanwhile scoring goals for New Star F.C. was Thomas in the 18th and 35th minutes of the game.

On the other hand, LYON F.C. managed to score a draw against Surangel Kings in a very intense match. Surangel Kings’, Joseph Ostorio manage to score the first goal of the match in the 4th minute of the game but LYON F.C.’s Malakai Bitu tied the game with his goal in the 39th minute of play. Then Surangel Kings’ Bernie nailed a goal in the 42nd minute as they took over the lead at 2-1. But LYON F.C. main man, Bitu, would not easily give up as he managed to squeeze past defenders and score another goal in the 50th minute to tie once again the game at 2-all.

Both squads had scoring chances in their next possessions but were unable to score any goals ending the game with a draw.

Games will resume on Sunday with LYON F.C. taking on New Star F.C. in the opener at 5:45 p.m. while Team Friendship will face Kramers F.C. in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TEAM FRIENDSHIP, KRAMERS SCORE WIN IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Team Friendship and Kramers F.C. drew first blood as they scored separate victories which signaled the start of the 2014 Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult League, Sunday at the Palau National Track and Field.

Team Friendship blanked Lyon F.C., 3-0 with goals from Tiger (50th & 55th minutes) and Rajan (57th minute).

On the other hand, Kramers F.C. showed complete dominance as they shutdown Surangel Kings, 5-0. Kramers F.C. midfielder, Charles Mitchell, was on a scoring spree as he scored goals in the 21st, 40th, and 55th minutes of the game. Other scorers were Tony Illilau (42nd minute) and one own goal in the 49th minute.

Games will resume on April 20 with Lyon F.C. versus Surangel Kings in the opener at 5:45 p.m. while Team Friendship will face New Star F.C. in the main game at 7 p.m.

Five teams are set to see action in the tournament namely Lyon F.C., Team Friendship, Surangel Kings, Kramers F.C., and New Star F.C. The tournament will be a 9-a-side and will have a time of 30 minutes per half. The tournament will follow a double round robin format with the top four teams after the eliminations advancing to the semifinals. Winners in the semifinals will move on to the championship.

The event is also preparation for Palau’s National Football Team that will see action in the 8th Micronesian Games which will be held in Pohnpei in July.

The tournament is supported by German Honorary Counsel – Thomas Schubert, Kramers Restaurant, Lyon –Improving Island Life, Surangel & Sons Company, Flor Store, Sun Store, and Sun Rental Car.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



KOROR RISING STARS WINS PYSL FINALS

As expected, league leadeer Koror Rising Stars took home the championship crown after beating Belau Stars, 1-0 Sunday in the final of the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL), Sunday at the Palau National Track & Field.

After delaying the finals for a week, Koror Rising Stars showed what they trained for all season long as they nailed the loan goal of the game that eventually gave them the championship crown.

On the other hand, Wild Youth (A) blanked Wild Youth (B), 6-0 to take third place honors. Winners were awarded immediately after the championship game.

The tournament sponored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, Honorary German Counsel Thomas Schubert, LYON - Improving Islan Life, Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant & FR Express.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



PYSL FINALS SET SUNDAY

After giving teams ample time to prepare, everything is set for the championship game that will feature Belau Stars against the Koror Rising Stars for the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL), Sunday at the Palau National Track & Field.

Game time is set at 3:30 p.m. Belau Stars stormed a come from behind victory as they defeated Wild Youth (A) in a penalty shoot out, 3-1 while Koror Rising Stars barged their way into the finals winning via default against Wild Youth (B).

On the oth hand, the consolation game between Wild Youth (A) against Wild Youth (B) at 2:30 p.m. Awarding will follow the championship match in the the tournament sponored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, Honorary German Counsel Thomas Schubert, and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant & FR Express.

The PFA would also like to thank Ron Gonzales of LYON-Improving Island Life, for his monetary donation to purchase awards for all participants in the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (Pictured Above)

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



KOROR RISING STARS CONTINUES DOMINATION IN PYSL

League leader Koror Rising Stars continues its winning run this time at the expense of Belau Stars in the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) at thePalau National Track and Field.The Rising Stars defeated Belau Stars, 1-0 with Wasisang Terence scoring the lone goalof the game in the 3rd minute ofplay. The win puts the Rising Stars way ahead of all the teams with a 5-0-1 win-loss-draw card in the team standings while Belau Stars suffered their third loss for a 2-3-1 tally. 

On the other hand, Wild Youth (A) beat Wild Youth (B), 3-0. Wild Youth (A) showed dominance also as Eluchel Remoket score the first goal in the 1st minute of play while teammate Jeremeah Noel nailed two goals in the 30th and 36th minute for the win.The win place Wild Youth (A) in second spot in the teamstandings with a2-2-2 card whileWild Youth team B is deep in thecellar with a 0-4-2 record.

Games will resume on November 03 and the games will be played at the Ngaremlengui Sports Field. It will feature the semifinals with Wild Youth (A) versus Belau Stars in the first game at 2:30 p.m. while Koror Rising Stars will face Wild Youth (B) in the main game at 3:30p.m.

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, Honorary German Counsel Thomas Schubert, and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



RISING STARS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN PYSL GAMES

League leader Koror Rising Stars showed their might as they won over Wild Youth (A), 2-1 Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) at the Palau National Track & Field.

Koror Rising Stars were off to as striker KG Emery scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute of the game then Wild Youth (A) tied the game as Elbuchel Remoket nailed a goal in the 23rd minute of the game. Then the Rising Stars tried to comeback as Carlos Amo found the end of the net and scored the winning goal in the 35th minute of the game. With the win, the Rising Stars sports a 4-0-1 win-loss-draw tally in the team standings.

In the first game, Wild Youth (B) managed to score a draw against Belau Stars, 1-1. Belau Stars got into the scorer’s board with a goal from Seita Kume in the 8th minute of play but Wild Youth (B) did not go down without a fight as Emmanuel Peredo nailed a goal in the 19th minute of play to tie the game.

Games will resume on October 20 with the Wild Youth (A) against Wild Youth (B) at 2:30 p.m. while Koror Rising Youth will face Belau Stars in the main game at 3:30p.m.

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



RISING STARS NAIL 3RD WIN IN PYSL

League leader Koror Rising Stars scored their third straight win after blanking Wild Youth (B), 4-0 Sunday in the ongoing 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL), at the Palau National Track & Field. Rising Stars' Skang Andres opened the scoring fray with a goal in the 3rd minute of action as they took an early 1-0 lead. Then Jung Woo scored two goals in the 10th and 17th minute of play as the Rising Stars closed the first half of play with a 3-0 lead. As if that was not enough, the Rising Stars sealed the win after Woo's third goal of the game in the 25th minute as they went on to win the game and now sport a 3-0-1 win-loss-draw record in the team standings while Wild Youth (B) remains in the cellar with a 0-3-1 card.

In the other game, Belau Stars defeated Wild Youth (A), 2-1. Belau Stars scorers were Chris Isechal with 1 goal in the 11th minute and Hiroya Kume with 1 goal in the 17th minute while Wild Youth (A)'s lone goal came from Andrew Vereen in the 15th minute.

Officials said that there will be no games on September 29 to give way to events for the 19th Independence Day celebration. Games will resume on October 6 at the same venue.

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

Meanwhile, in honor of the UN Day of Peace, the Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) celebrated the event last Sunday. Charles Mitchell of the Palau Football Association said that they recognized the event and celebrated it with the games in the PYSL.

By Wikipedia search, the International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is obsevered annually on September 21. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary cease-fire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the day was dedicated by the Secretary General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



RISING STARS BLANK BELAU STARS IN PYSL

Koror Rising Stars nailed their third straight win after beating Belau Stars, 2-0 Sunday in the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL), Sunday at the Palau National Track and Field. Rising Stars' striker Jung Woo nailed the first goal in the 10th minute of play as they took a 1-0 lead. As if that was not enough, Rising Stars' Skang Andres closed the first half with a goal in the 14th minute of play to lead their team to a 2-0 advantage.

In the second half of play, both teams struggled but the advantage was with the Rising Stars as they melted the clock down while Belau Stars failed to find their mark as they suffered their second setback for a 1-2 win-loss tally. The win placed the Rising Stars on the top of the team standings with a 3-0-1 win-loss-draw card.

In the opening game, Wild Youth (A) managed to score a draw against sister team Wild Youth (B), 1-1. Wild Youth (b) striker Emanuel Peredo nailed a goal in the 18th minute as they went to half time with a 1-0 lead. Then Wild Youth (A) came back in form as Elbuchel Remoket scored a goal in the 26th minute to tie the game. From there, both teams struggled to score the winning goal as time expired.

Games will resume on September 22 with Koror Rising Stars versus Wild Youth (B) at 2:30 p.m. while Belau Stars will face Wild Youth (A) in the main game at 3:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



KOROR RISING STARS SCORES DRAW IN PYSL

After scoring their opening match win, Koror Rising Stars managed to score a draw against Wild Youth (A), 1-1 Sunday in the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) at the Palau National Track & Field.

Wild Youth (A) drew first blood as Elbuchel Remoket scored a goal in the 12th minute of the game. With their backs against the wall, Koror Rising Stars managed to level the game as Jung Woo nailed a goal in the 39th minute of the game to tie the match at 1-goal each. Both teams then tried to score the winning goal, but failed as they also displayed their tough defense as the game ended in a draw.

In the main game, Belau Stars won over Wild Youth (B), 2-0. Leading the Belau Stars were Christian with one goal (17th minute) and Seita Kume (20th minute).

Games will resume on September 15 with Wild Youth (A) versus Wild Youth (B) at 2:30 p.m. while Koror Rising Stars will test Belau Stars in the main game at 3:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



WILD YOUTH, KOROR RISING STARS SCORE WIN IN PYSL

Teams Wild Youth and Koror Rising Stars opened the 2013 Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) with seperate wins, Sunday at the Palau National Track and Field. Team Wild Youth defeated Belau Stars, 6-1. Leading the scoring for Wild Youth were Jeremeah Noel with three goals (3rd, 33rd, & 37th minutes); Elbuchel Remoket with two goals (11th & 14th minute); and D'Jud Tamtreng with one goal (35th minute). While the lone goal from Belau Stars came from Ailan Flowers in the 6th minute of the match.

On the other hand, Koror Rising Stars defeated Wild Youth (B), 5-0, their goals were courtesy of Jung Woo with four goals (20th, 30th, 37th, and 38th minutes) and Skang Andres with one goal in the 10th minute.

The game is a 7 - aside league with two 20 minute halves. Games will resume on September 8 with Koror Rising Stars versus Wild Youth (A) at 2:30 p.m., while Belau Stars will face Wild Youth (B) in the main game at 3:30pm

The event is sponsored by Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi, Koror State Government, Honorary German Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



GiveSoccer DONATES TO PFA

GiveSoccer, a Los Angeles based NGO, has donated equipment to the Palau Football Association (PFA). According to Charles Mitchell of PFA, Greg Avila of GiveSoccer donated 68 pairs of youth soccer cleats; 14 pairs of shin guards; and 17 soccer bal

"Greg is forming a non profit organization GiveSoccer out of Los Angeles that collects used equipment and distributes to other countries that are in the stage of development with soccer. With the assistance of Peter Gaymann of Neco Plaza, we were able to ship the contents to Palau," Mitchell said.

On th other hand, Mitchell added that they also wanted to acknowledge Koror State Governor Yositaka Adachi for assisting PFA with a monetary donation to purchase six brand new soccer balls; 20 youth size shin guards and seven bags of powder chalk to mark the field. " We greatly appreciate these donations, and the equipment will help the PFA conduct the first ever Palau Youth Soccer League (PYSL) to it's highest potential," he stressed.

PFA also would like to thank their other supporters namely German Horonary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz of Kramers Restaurant.

Meanwhile, the first PYSL will have its first games for the season on September 1, 2013 at the Palau National Track and Field at 2 p.m. Four teams are confirmed to compete and the PFA invites the public to come out and support the youth.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



SURANGEL & SON'S DONATES TO PFA

Surangel & Son's on Thursday donated to the Palau Football Association for upcoming events. Eric Whipps and Siib Reyes presented a check in the amount of $1,119.86 on behalf of Surangel and Son's to Charles Reklai Mitchell, President of the PFA.

This donation will be used to purchase materials to build much needed new goals in preparation for the upcoming President's Day Tournament and 9th Belau Games.

The PFA thanked Surangel & Son's for their support of the game of soccer in Palau. Such Donations are what enable the PFA to conduct a variety of popular soccer activities and programs for the youth and adults in Palau.

Details on how to enter the May 31st President's Day tournament including the schedule will be announced shortly. For further information, Visit PFA website or contact National Coach Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

PFA TO HOLD YOUTH CAMP NEXT WEEK

The Palau Football Association (PFA) is happy to announce that a schedule was agreed at the recent PFA annual general meeting for YOUTH SOCCER camp to be held starting on Monday, April 15 and will run every Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. The camp will be for youth ages 5-12 and will take place from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Palau National Track and Field. Pre-registration is requested and will take place at PNOC (national gym) from Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12 from 5:00 – 5:30 pm. Camp fees will be $10/child for those who pre-register and $15/child for those who register April 15 or later. Additional discounts are available for youth whose parents are paid members of PFA. Both membership forms and camp registration forms will be available during pre-registration. For further information, contact Charles Reklai Mitchell 



PFA TO HOLD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Palau Football Association (PFA) will be holding its 2013 annual general meeting (AGM) on March 28, at 5:30 p.m. The Meeting will be at Flamingo Restaurant and light refreshments will be provided. PFA encourages all members and anyone interested to see soccer programs continue in Palau, to come and participate.

Annual membership in PFA is $20 per year for voting membership and $10 per year for non-voting members. Club membership is pegged at $300. Membership forms are available on the PFA website www.palaufootball.sportingpulse.net, or pick them up at the AGM. Membership entitles a member to a discounted fee the youth camps and other benefits.

Upcoming events include youth camp and youth league during the summer. Details of these events will be circulated later this month. For further information, contact Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778 – 9830 or via email: palaufootball@gmail.com

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TAJ FC WINS PFA ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Teams Taj FC showed their skills as they went on to beat New Star FC, 5-3 to win the Palau Football Association Adult Fall League at the National Track and Field.

Taj FC had defensive troubles in the early goings of the game as New Star FC scored two early goals courtesy of Mac (6th minute) and Siib (7th minute). Good thing Taj FC’s Harry nailed a goal in the 13th minute to trim the lead at 2-1. Harry would then score another goal in the 27th minute to level the game at 2-all. New Star FC would then fire back as Nasa landed a goal in the 41st minute to take back the lead at 3-2.

Taj FC managed to regrouped in the second half as Kamatsu fired two goals in the 52nd and 53rd minutes) while teammate Nishita scored a goal in the 58th minute to seal the win for their team.

Winners were awarded with trophies immediately after the championship game. The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar and Restaurant and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene and Jane Menz and Melwis Ngirmechaet.

For more information call Charles Reklai Mitchell 778.9830 or visit their website: www.palaufootball.sportingpulse.net.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times 



TAJ, NEW STARS FC BATTLE FOR ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Team Taj FC and New Stars FC are set on a collision course as they will face of for the championship crown of the Palau Football Association Adult Fall League played at the National Track and Field.

Taj FC booked themselves of a final’s seat as they won over Belau Kanu Club (BKC), 4-3. BKC opened the game with a 1-0 lead after Charles scored a goal in the 14th minute, Taj FC managed to level down the game as Harry nailed a goal in the 28th minute to tie the game at 1-all.

BKC then opened the second half with a goal courtesy of McGee in the 40th minute to take a 2-1 lead but Taj FC kept pressing on as Suzuki scored a goal in the 45th minute to tie the game anew at 2-all. BKC held on as they scored another goal in the 42nd minute to take a 3-2 advantage, the Taj FC went all the way as Toni and Nishita scored goals in the 55th and 59th minutes of the game for a win.

On the other hand, New Stars FC landed the last spot in the finals as they blanked Team Bangladesh, 2-0.

Championship game is set on March 10 at 6 p.m. between New Stars FC and Taj FC. Awarding will follow immediately after the game. 

The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times 



TAJ ROUTE BKC IN PFA ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Team Taj FC secured a spot in the semifinals after beating Belau Kanu Club (BKC), 1-0 in the ongoing Palau Football Association Adult Fall League played at the Palau National Track & Field. Taj FC Striker Toni landed the lone goal of the game in the 44th minute of the match. From there both teams showed their defensive prowess as Taj FC secured the win going into the semifinal round.

In the main game, Team Bangladesh won over Kramers FC by forfeiture. Games resume this Sunday with Taj FC facing BKC in the opener at 5:30pm while New stars FC will meet Team Bangladesh at 6:45pm. Winners of the semifinal round will advance to the championship match.

The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

 

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times 

 



TAJ NIPS TEAM BANGLADESH

Team Taj F.C. slipped past Team Bangladesh, 4 - 3, in the ongoing Palau Football Association Adult Fall Football League at the Palau National Track & Field Oval. Kamatsu scored two goals for Taj, while Toni and Tiger had one goal each to lead the winners.

Assis, Deepak, and Hasan scord one goal each for Team Bangladesh.

In the other game, New Stars F.C. won by forefeit against Kramers F.C. Next Sunday, January 20, Belau Kanu Club will face Kramers F.C. starting at 5:30 PM, while New Stars will slug it out with Team Bangladesh at 6:45 PM.

The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

 

 

Reported By: Tia Belau Newspaper



BKC SCORES UPSET IN PFA ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Team Belau Kanu Club showed they are one of the teams to watch for this season as they scored a huge upset against a highly talented Team Bangladesh, 4-0 Sunday in the ongoing Palau Football Association Ault Fall League at the National Track & Field.

Team BKC stormed the first half as Tino scrored on a goal in the 21st minute while teammate Dave added another goal in the 45th minute to take a commanding 2-0 lead. In the second half, team BKC proved unstoppable as Joe scored in the 47th minute while McGee placed the icing on the cake as he scored a goal in the 57th minute.

In the following game, New Stars F.C. and Taj F.C. match ended in a draw, 2-2. New Stars F.C. thought it would be an easy game as Nasa landed a goal in the 1st minute of play but Taj F.C.'s Kamatsu leveled the game as he scored a goal in the 10th minute to tie the match 1-all. Then Taj F.C.'s Nishita scored in the 23rd minute to take a 2-1 lead. Going into the second half of play, Baba scored a goal for the New Stars F.C. in the 50th minute to tie the game at 2-all. From there, both teams showed their defensive prowess as the game ended in a draw.

Games will resume on December 02, 2012 with New Stars F.C. versus BKC at 5:30pm and Taj F.C. versus Kramers F.C. in the main game at 6:45pm.

The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TAJ, TEAM BANGLADESH SCORE WIN IN PFA ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Contenders team Taj F.C. and team Bangladesh mounted a win after besting seperate rivals in the ongoing Palau Football Association Adult Fall League played at the National Track & Field. Taj F.C. held on to their defense as they managed to beat the elau Kanu Club, 1-0. Taj F.C. striker, Tiger, scoered the lone goal of the game in the 37th minute as they went on to win the game. However, game officials gave red cards to Tiger (Taj F.C.) and BKC's Tino resulting in an ejection from the game and suspended from next scheduled game.

In the main game, defending champions, team Bangladesh, out skipped Kramers F.C., 2-0. Team Bangladesh goals were courtesy of strikers Masum (40th minute) and Hasan (49th minute). Games resume on November 11th featuring Kramers F.C. versus Belau Kanu Club at 5:30 p.m. while New Stars F.C. will face team Bangladesh in the main game at 6:45 p.m. 

The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



NEW STARS FC BEAT KRAMERS FC IN PFA ADULT FALL LEAGUE

Newcomer New Stars FC scored an upset as they downed Kramers F.C., 2-1 Sunday in the ongoing Palau Football Association Adult Fall League played at the National Track & Field. New Stars F.C. midfielder Nasa scored the goals in the 8th & 32nd minutes while Jeremy scored the lone goal for Kramers F.C. in the 42nd minute but was not enough to fuel a comeback as they suffered their second loss in the tournament. New Stars F.C. player Malakai, recieved two yellow cards in the 37th & 39th minutes of the game that resulted to a red card and causing Malakai to be ejected from the game and be suspended from their next scheduled game.

In the main game Taj F.C. defeated defending champions team Bangladesh, 8-1. Taj F.C.'s goals came from Kamatsu (4th & 41st minutes), Tiger (14th & 34th minutes), Harry (16th & 40th minutes), Futa(29th minute), and Dwight (56th minute). Meanwhile team Bangladesh's goal came from Anwar in the 45th minute.

Games will resume on November 4th with Taj versus BKC at 5:30pm and Kramers F.C. versus team Bangladesh at 6:45pm. The tournament is sponsored by Surangel and Sons, Taj Restaurant, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and Salvador Remoket. The league is also supported by German Honorary Counsel Thomas Schubert and Rene & Jane Menz.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times

 



PFA BEGINS ADULT FALL LEAGUE

The Palau Football Association (PFA) Adult Soccer League began with a bang on Sunday, 14 October with 2 games kicking off the season. In game 1, great action by both sides resulted in New Star F.C. defeating BKC 5-3. New Star F.C. goals scorers were Nasa at the 8th, 15th, 28th and 47th minutes and Mac Sasao with a goal at the 59th minute. BKC goal scorers were Luke Caberte at the 9th minute, Joe Villaflor at the 16th minute and Charles at the 50th minute.

In the second game, Team Taj defeated Kramers F.C. 11-0. Taj goal scorers were Harry (8th minute), Finny (14th minute), Futa – (4 goals at the 15th, 27th, 50th and 52nd minutes), Tiger - (25th minute), Toni – (with 3 goals at the 29th, 43rd and 58th minutes) and Armando with a goal at the 43rd minute.

The next scheduled games will be on Sunday, 21 October. Game 1 will start at 5:30 pm and game 2 will start at 6:45 pm. Teams are yet to be determined.

In other PFA news, the association received a very generous and welcome donation from German Honorary Consul, Thomas Schubert with assistance of the Palau Shop consisting of the following items: 4 sets of 12 youth soccer uniforms, 3 sets of referee uniforms, 24 practice cones, a referee flag tool set and a set of 4 soccer field corner flags.

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association



PFA U.N. PEACE DAY SOCCER ENDS IN A DRAW

The World Peace Day soccer tournament ended in a draw at the National Track& Field. Dubbed as " One Day, One Goal", the tournament saw two teams for kids ages 9 to 12 years old. A total of 27 kids showed up and they were divied into two teams.

Game One had Lil Biib Stykers, coached by Mac Sasao and Robert Bishop, beating Wolfpack coached by Sergio Ngiraingas and Luke Caberte, 2-0. But in Game Two, Wolfpack won over Lil Biib Stykers 5-3.

According to national coach and PFA President Charles Reklai Mitchell, the kids all had a great time and played with positive energy and enthusiasm. Mitchell also spoke about the meaning of PEACE day and how important it is to play fair and peacefully not only today, but all days and to also lead peaceful lives in the community.

PFA also extends a great appreciation to Matt Cruz for donating ice cream bars to all the kids and coaches after the game.

Paece One Day aims to harness the power of "the beautiful game" to foster the spirit of Peace Day. Football matches are played all over the world to commemorate Peace Day in September and Palau supports this annual campaign. Each One Day One Goal celebrates cooperation, unity, and the power of football to bring people together.



PFA WILL HOLD U.N. PEACE DAY TOURNAMENT

The Palau Football Association (PFA) will be conducting a football tournament for youth 9 to 12 years old on Sunday, September 23 at 1:00 pm at the National Track and Field. This tournament is being held in observance of the United Nations Peace Day and is part of the Peace One Day campaign. Peace One Day aims to harness the power of ‘the beautiful game’ to foster the spirit of Peace Day. Football matches are played all over the world to commemorate Peace Day in September and Palau supports this annual campaign. Each One Day One Goal match celebrates cooperation, unity and the power of football to bring people together. On Sunday evening, there will also be adult action on the pitch, so show up to play or cheer your team on! If you know of kids ages 9-12, please bring them to the field on Sunday, 23 September to register and play. There is no fee. For further information, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association

 



NEW CAMP SESSION BEGINS FOR YOUTH

The Palau Football Association (PFA) is pleased to announce that a new soccer camp will begin on MONDAY, August 20 and continues on WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS from 5:00-6:00 pm for 4 weeks (until September 14) at the track and field.  Camp is for youth 5-12 years old and is $10/child.  Registration will be held on Monday, August 20th at 5:00 pm at the track and field.  Parents, please make sure your kids have sport shoes which are mandatory for play.  Volunteer coaches and cheering parents are very welcome.  In other news, the Adult League registration is also open.  Play will begin in late September.  For further information on both these activities, please contact National Coach, Mr. Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830. 

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association



TEAM BANGLADESH WINS PFA ADULT LEAGUE

    Team Bangladesh showed it's supremacy as they went on to beat team Taj, 2-1 to win the 2012 Palau Football Association adult league played at the Palau National Track and field. Team Bangladesh opened it's championship game with a goal in the 6th minute courtesy of Nejam and then followed up by midfielder Malakai Bitu who scored a goal in the 10th minute of the game to establish a 2-0 lead.

    Team Taj did not go down easily as Futa nailed a goal in the 16th minute to keep their hopes alive and trim the lead at 2-1. But their efforts were not enough as they did not have enough fuel to pace Team Bangladesh. Team Bangladesh was awarded with a trophy immediately after the game. PFA President Charles Mitchell thanked all teams and team sponsors for participating in the league. He also thanked the sponsors of the league and added that the next league will start in fall.

    For more information about the next league, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830. The league is sponsored by W.C.T.C, Republic of China Embassy in Palau, Flamingo Fish and Steak, Kramers Bar and Restaurant, and Taj Restaurant with donations form TSP, Sen. Joel Toribiong, Peter Gaymann/Neco Plaza, Rene and Mario Menz, and Thomas Schubert.



PFA RECIEVES DONATION FROM TSP

The Palau Football Association would like to thank Torsten Schaudt and Anke Claudia Mayer of TSP for their generous donation of $165 to purchase a push mower. With this mower, the PFA can help maintain the Palau National Track and Field for football activities. The PFA is most appreciative of this kind donation. The PFA would also like to invite the public to come and watch the championship match on Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 pm between Team Taj and Team Bangladesh. It should be a fast paced and action packed match! For further information about the PFA, contact Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association





TEAM BANGLADESH, TAJ SECURE FINAL SPOT IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Contenders Team Banglasdesh and team Taj secured their finals appearance after beating respective rivals, Sunday in on going Palau Football Association (PFA) adult league at the National Track and Field. Team Bangladesh was the first one to take the seat in the finals after besting Biib Strykers, 6-1. Team Bangladesh nailed the first goal on the 8th and 10th minute courtesy of Lokman and Nijam to take an early 2-0 lead. but Biib strykers came back as Mac Sasao scored a goal in the 11th minute to cut the lead at 2-1. Team Bangladesh refused to give way as Malakai Bitu nailed goals in the 17th, 31st, and 55th minutes of the game while teammate Samim added a goal in the 25th minute to secure their way into the finals.

On the other hand, team Taj drubbed Kramers F.C., 8-4 to take the last final spot. Scoring the goals for team Taj were Futa (2nd, 7th, and 10 th minutes), Toni Ililau (27th, 51st, and 60th minutes), Harry (36th minute), and Fabio (39th minute). Scorers for Kramers F.C. were Tabet Kano (1st and 35th minute), Jason Shaw (26th minute), and Noe Campos (52nd minute).

Games will resume on April 22 with the championship game between Team Bangladesh against team Taj at 6p.m. For more information about the adult league, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

The league is sponsored by W.C.T.C, Republic of China Embassy in Palau, Flamingo Fish and Steak, Kramers Bar and Restaurant, and the Taj Restaurant with donations from Peter Gaymann/Neco Plaza, Rene and Mario Menz, and Thomas Schubert.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



SEMI FINAL GAMES SET IN PFA ADULT LEAGUE

Team Taj will have vengence on their minds when they face off Kramers F.C. on Sunday in the resumption of the Palau Football Association (PFA) adult league at the National Track and Field. Sporting a 3-1 win loss record, team Taj is coming off a big win last week beating Team Bangladesh. They also aim to avenge their early loss to Kramers F.C. (2-2) when they collide in the main game at 7 p.m.

A win by team Taj will give them a spot in the championship game while Kramers F.C. hopes to make a repeat performance against team Taj to nail their third win in the league. On the other hand, Team Bangladesh hopes to bounce back from their first setback in the league as they face Biib Strykers in the opening game at 6 p.m.

For more information about the adult league, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830. The leagueis sponsered by W.C.T.C, Flamingo Fish & Steak, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, Taj Restaurant, and Republic of China Embassy with donations from Peter Gaymann/ Neco Plaza, Rene and Mario Menz and Thomas Schubert.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



TEAM BANGLADESH SCORES 3RD WIN IN ADULT LEAGUE

Showing their skills on the field, Team Bangladesh scored its third straight victory beating Biib Strykers, 7-2 Sunday night in the ongoing Palau Football Association (PFA) adult league at the National Track & Field. Team Bangladesh scored their way in the first half as midfielder Malakai Bitu scored goals in the 6th, 9th, & 24th minutes of the game following the goal of teammate nijam in the 5th minute to establish a 4-0 lead.

Biib Stykers' tiger nailed a goal in the 7th minute of play to trim the lead at 4-1 before the end of the first half. In the second half, Team Bangladesh continued its dominiance as Lokman, Samim, and Malakai Bitu scored soals in the 33rd, 34th, and 36th minutes of the game while Biib Stykers' Leo Mendiola fired a goal in the 55th minutes hoping to bring life to his team but was not enough. With the win, Team Bangladesh sports a 3-0 win-loss record while Biib Strykers suffered their second loss for a 2-2 tally in the team standings.

In the second game, Kramers F.C. displayed patience as they went on to blank team Taj, 3-0. Kramers F.C. Noe Campos scored all of its goal in the 24th, 28th, and 45th minutes of play. With the win, Kramers F.C. enters the winning column with a 1-2 tally while team Taj suffered its first setback for a 2-1 card. Games resume april 8 with Kramers F.C. taking on Belau Kanu Club at 6p.m. while Team Bangladesh will face team Taj in the main game at 7p.m.

The league is sponsered by W.C.T.C, Flamingo Fich & Steak, Kramers Bar and Restaurant, and the Taj Restaurant with donations from Peter Gaymann/Neco Plaza, Rene & Mario Menz and Thomas Schubert. For more information about adult league, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times





RESULTS FOR PFA ADULT LEAGUE

On March 25, 2012, Team Bangladesh defeated Kramers FC 5-4 in game 1. Scoring goals for Team Bangladesh were Samim 1 goal (6th minute) and Mama 4 goals (22nd, 24th, 47th and 56th minutes). Nijam received a yellow card in the 10th minute. Scoring goals for Kramers F.C. were Noe Campos 2 goals (35th & 44th minutes), Tabet Kano 1 goal (55th minute), and Victor Paez 1 goal (58th minute).

 In game 2, the Biib Strykers beat Belau Kanu Club 3-1. Biib Strykers goal scorers were Komatsu Eigo 1 goal (35th minute), Tiger 1 goal (42nd minute), and Karol Isip 1 goal (53rd minute). For the Belau Kanu Club, Charles Mitchell scored the lone goal at the 43rd minute. For further information, contact Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association



PFA ADULT LEAGUE BEGINS

The Palau Football Association (PFA) opened the adult league season with games held on Sunday, March 11 at the National Track and Field. Game 1 was the Biib Strykers beating Kramers Football Club (KFC), 4 – 3. Biib Strykers goal scorers were Mac Sasao who got 2 goals at the 14th and 35th minutes, Dave Shipper - 1 goal at the 25th minute, and Luke Caberte with 1 goal at the 27th minute. Kramers Goal Scorers were Jason Shaw with 2 goals at the 34th and 55th minutes and Ben Lee who scored at the 45th minute. In game 2, Mason's beat Belau Kanu Club, 7-0. Mason's leading goal scorer was Tony Illilau with 3 goals (7th, 15th, & 37th minutes).

The next scheduled game games on Sunday, March 18th are as follows:
   
            1st game at 6pm featuring Belau Kanu Club vs.Team Bangladesh
            2nd game at 7:15pm featuring Mason's vs. Biib Strykers
            Kramers F.C. (bye)

 The PFA would like to thank sponsors W.C.T.C, Mason's Hardware, Flamingo Fish & Steak, Kramers Bar & Restaurant, and the Taj Restaurant. The Association is also grateful for donations make by Peter Gaymann/ Neco Plaza - $200, Rene and Mario Menz - 4 Adidas FIFA Quality match balls, Thomas Schubert - $100. If anyone wants more information about the adult league, please contact PFA President, Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association





FIRST SOCCER CAMP OF 2012 A HUGE SUCCESS

The Palau Football Association’s first after school soccer camp of 2012 ended on a high note on Thursday, March 1. After some short games, all the kids received certificates of appreciation, popcorn, juice and a hearty round of applause for their efforts. The camp ran for 6 weeks two days a week and was very popular with 65 registered youth aged 3-13 years old. There were 11 youth aged 3-5 years old, 20 who were 6-8 years and 34 in the 9-13 age range. Twenty-seven percent (27%) of the participants were girls.The program depended on volunteer coaching from Charles Reklai Mitchell, Joey Treat, Mac Sasao, Teancum Carlson, Robert Bishop and Sergio Ngiraingas and PFA is very grateful for these volunteers.The PFA runs a tobacco free program and is committed to having our youth develop a healthy sporting attitude and staying active.

In other PFA news, the adult league begins on March 11 and continues until April 29 – every Sunday at the National Track and Field. The first game starts at 5:00 pm followed by 2 more games. These games are free to watch, so come out and support this community event and cheer on your favorite team.

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association





PFA AFTER SCHOOL CAMP OPENS AT TRACK & FIELD

More than 50 kids came to the opening of the Palau Football Association (PFA) after school camp at the Palau National Tack and Field. The camp is open for youth ages 5 to 12 years old and will run for six weeks. It will teach the kids the basics of the sport. After the camp the kids will play a mini tournament. PFA advisies the parents to make sure their kids must wear sports shoes which is mandatory for play. Volunteer coaches and cheering parents are very welcome. For further information, please contact National Coach Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



KRAMER'S CAFE & RESTAURANT DONATES TO PFA

Mr. Rene Menz, owner of Kramer's Cafe & Restaurant makes a generous donation of $135.00 to the Palau Football Association (PFA) that was used to purchase a set of much needed standard size goal nets. Such private donations enable the PFA to carry out many of its programs. In addition to after school youth camps, PFA plans for 2012 include an adult league March to April, a high school after school clinic April to May, and preparation for the youth Belau Games in the summer. The PFA thanks Mr. Menz for his support of the game of soccer in palau. For futher information contact National Coach Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830

Reported By: Annabel Lyman @ Palau Football Association



LA GALAXY PLAYER DONATES TO PFA

A player from the LA Galaxy Football Club recently donated soccer gear to the Palau Football Association (PFA). Sean Franklin, who is in his fourth season playing for the LA Galaxy in the US Major League, recently donated 11 pairs of youth Nike shinguards, one Nike ball bag, and two sets of Nike disc cones. PFA President Charles Reklai Mitchell expressed his gratitude to Franklin for his generosity. Mitchell and Franklin were teammates while at California State, Northridge. It is largely through such private donations that the PFA is able to continue its youth camp program. The PFA also announced that they will be starting a soccer camp soon and they will also coordinate with different states for the upcoming Belau Youth Games.

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times



50 PARTICIPANTS JOIN SOCCER CAMP

A total of 50 participants joined the recently concluded Palau Football Association (PFA) soccer camp at the Palau Track and Field. The participants are kids that signed up for the two month camp which ended with short mathes followed by distribution of certificates. The PFA encourages parent and any interested community members to help out with the program which enjoys an increasing number of participanting youth each season. The next season will begin in the New Year so PFA reminds everyone to watch the news for an announcement of the exact dates. The PFA also thanks volunteer coaches Paul Fatiello, Mikio Inoue, Teacum Carlson, and Mac Sosao for helping to make the program a success. The PFA is also willing to work with states to prepare for next year's Youth Games and encourages interested states. For more information call Charles Reklai Mitchell at 778-9830

Reported By: Peter Erick L. Magbanua @ Island Times




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