Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team

Nicky Salapu is one of the most known football players from an OFC member – not for such a good reason as he was American Samoa’s goalkeeper in the unremarkable match against Australia that ended 31-0 for the Socceroos. Later, the American Samoan turned into a hero for his country as he captained the nationalContinue reading “Son of American Samoa’s legend debuts for U-17 National Team”

New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship

New Zealand and Tahiti came in as heavy favourites for the matches against American Samoa and the Cook Islands respectively. And on the field both responded positively by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship. NEW ZEALAND VS AMERICAN SAMOA New Zealand had no mercy on American Samoa and did what is expectedContinue reading “New Zealand and Tahiti win to qualify for quarterfinals of OFC U-17 Championship”

All set for the start of the OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji

On Wednesday the 11th New Caledonia and New Zealand will kick off the OFC U-17 Championship. Nine teams (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, American Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands) begin the race for two spots in this year’s U-17 World Cup to be held in Peru. Solomon Islands and Papua NewContinue reading “All set for the start of the OFC U-17 Championship in Fiji”

OFC Champions League is Back!

After three years of inactivity, the largest club competition in the South Pacific is back. The OFC Champions League will begin in June with a new format with fewer matches and less travel because of flight restrictions imposed after the Covid-19 pandemic. The champions and runners-up of the major national leagues – except New ZealandContinue reading “OFC Champions League is Back!”

Shalom Luani: two sports, one nation

Shalom Luani is one of the many National Football League (NFL) players with Polynesian blood. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the 25 years old was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of 2017 NFL Draft. His talent as an American Football player was discovered in 2009 when he was the MVPContinue reading “Shalom Luani: two sports, one nation”

Pago Youth marches to a dynasty in American Samoa

The 2019 football season in American Samoa is close to its end. Despite the lack of reliable information it is known that Pago Youth is leading the league – they won all their eleven matches in the FFAS Senior League so far, what makes them the favourite to represent American Samoa in 2019-20 OFC ChampionsContinue reading “Pago Youth marches to a dynasty in American Samoa”