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”

Samoan Federation appoints new CEO

According to local sources, Seve Folototo Seve is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Football Federation Samoa and he is going to replace former CEO Faumuina Michael Kapisi soon. Seve has a PhD in Financial Accounting and Master of Commerce from the Australian National University. He also has a Bachelor degree of Commerce andContinue reading “Samoan Federation appoints new CEO”

Paul Scanlan: leaving football to pursue a career in rugby

The 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens is the 21st annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for national men’s rugby sevens teams. This season is going to have ten events in five different continents and the first event will take place in Dubai this weekend. You might be asking yourself why Oceania Football Center is writing aboutContinue reading “Paul Scanlan: leaving football to pursue a career in rugby”

Football activities postponed in Samoa

The Football Federation of Samoa (FFS) released today a statement advising clubs and managers that all FFS football activities are postponed until further notice. You can check the full statement below: It is being widely reported that Oceania is facing a measles outbreak. Samoa is one of the most affected countries. They are in stateContinue reading “Football activities postponed in Samoa”

Samoa Premier Men’s League: a spectacular race

Samoa Premier Men’s League is contested by twelve teams and each team is supposed to play 22 matches in a season. Last season was an incredible one with an amazing title race starred by Lupe o le Soaga and Kiwi with the second one lifting the trophy in the final curtain due to goal debitContinue reading “Samoa Premier Men’s League: a spectacular race”