Jarvis Filimalae: Samoan rising star

Jarvis Filimalae is one of the youngest players in the 2020 OFC Champions League Preliminary Round. Despite being only 16, Filimalae already has some good international experience.

That is the first time that he is playing the OFC Champions League. However he already debuted for Samoa National Football Team at senior level. He played two matches in the 2019 Pacific Games – against Tonga and Vanuatu.

Filimalae playing for Lupe o le Soaga in 2020 OFC Champions League. Source: OFC Media

The 16 years old player delievered one assist to Matthew Chant in the 2-0 win against Veitongo. Filimalae lives in New Zealand and he attends Hastings Boys’ High School in the Hawke’s Bay area on a scholarship and he also plays for Havelock North Wanderers AFC in the winter league.

His father was a football referee and he has been in contact with football since his childhood. He is getting ready to become one of the best Samoan players in this decade.

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