Fetuao Belcher: a rising Samoan football star in New Zealand

Fetauo Bechler is one of the great hopes of Samoan football in the coming years, he was a starter for Napier City Rovers in New Zealand’s Central League and the National League in 2022, and also represented Samoa in the OFC U-19 Championship. The 19-year-old defender spoke to Oceania Football Center about his season andContinue reading “Fetuao Belcher: a rising Samoan football star in New Zealand”

U-17 OFC Championship: Francophone clash will make one of the semifinals

New Caledonia and Tahiti confirmed their favouritism and advanced to the semifinals of the U-17 OFC Championship after beating Samoa and Tonga respectively. It will be the first time they will face each other for a place in a FIFA Youth Tournament. NEW CALEDONIA VS SAMOA New Caledonia, favourites prior the start the game, tookContinue reading “U-17 OFC Championship: Francophone clash will make one of the semifinals”

OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set

The quarterfinals of the OFC U-17 Championship were decided this Wednesday – 18th January – after a draw by the Oceania Football Confederation. In the first leg of the quarterfinals New Caledonia will face Samoa in Suva on January 21st at 4pm local time; New Caledonia is the favourite to take the semifinal spot, butContinue reading “OFC U-17 Championship: The quarterfinals are set”

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!”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is Oceania’s most important tournament for women. Today – May 10th – the draw was made to determine the groups for the 2022 tournament that will give a chance for an Oceania team other than New Zealand to contest the intercontinental playoff for the first time. There will be 3Continue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup groups decided”

OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July

The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is the most important tournament in the South Pacific for women- the tournament also serves as a qualifier for the World Cup. The 2022 edition has a different situation: New Zealand, which dominates the competition historicaly, will not participate in the tournament because it is one of the hosts ofContinue reading “OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be held in Fiji in July”

Samoa willing to recruit Samoan descendants for OFC Nations Cup

Football Federation Samoa released a statement inviting football players with Samoan roots to represent the country in the 2020 OFC Nations Cup. The interested players must mail info.footballsamoa@gmail.com, smalo.ffs@gmail.com or msaofaiga.ffs@gmail.com and send videos for assessment. OFC Nations Cup Preliminary round is expected to be played next month in Cook Islands.

Samoan Federation new CEO gets down to business

It was recently reported that Football Federation Samoa (FFS) appointed a new CEO. Seve Folototo Seve has a PhD in Financial Accounting and Master of Commerce from the Australian National University and he was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship between 2016 and 2019. He was officialy named as Football Federation Samoa’sContinue reading “Samoan Federation new CEO gets down to business”

TBT #05 – The Samoan roots of Tim Cahill

Timothy Filiga Cahill, more known as Tim Cahill is one of the greatest Australian players of all time. However he also has Samoan roots and he represented Samoa at youth level in the 90s. Born in Sydney, Australia, Tim Cahill and his brother Sean (goalkeeper) were invited by Football Federation Samoa to play 1994 OFCContinue reading “TBT #05 – The Samoan roots of Tim Cahill”