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The Tafuna Jets are champions of the women’s, 2016 FFAS National 9-A-side League, finishing with a league-best 37 points on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. In their last game of the double, round-robin competition, Tafuna finished in a 0-0 tie with PanSa, the league’s second best squad of the year with 33...
Pago Youth is back in the winner’s circle, after beating Utulei Youth 2-0 to formally clinch the 2016 FFAS National League championship title on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. It is the fifth time they have won the title, and the first time winning it since 2012. Pago Youth won in 2008, 2010-12, and now...
Sir Gordon Tietjens is already making his mark with the Samoan sevens team. The former New Zealand mentor has been appointed Samoa's sixth permanent coach in as many years but doesn't officially take charge until January. He was listed as a "technical advisor" during the team's runner-up finish at...
One of the big names in U.S. college football is former Faga’itua Vikings graduate Shalom Luani, who is being called by the Daily Evergreen newspaper — the most explosive player on Washington State University’s defensive depth chart. But it hasn’t been an easy transition. In August, Samoa News...
“Remember, the outline focus (of this league) is for our schools to come together and share in the love of soccer,” Liza Sauni, Kanana Fou school principal said during the closing of the FFAS 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League. “As long as Football Federation American Samoa is here...
Peteli Academy has won the Boys 3-5 championship title two years in a row to close out the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Peteli beat Kanana Fou-2 6-2 while in other divisions, Iakina Adventist Academy stopped a Marist St. Francis repeat in the Boys 6-8 with...
The streets of the east side bled red as they awaited the arrival of the ‘homecoming kings’ – Faga’itua Vikings Football Team who claimed another Championship title — that’s a 3-peat — last Saturday morning, after a stunning performance in slaying the No.1 seed in the league, Tafuna Warriors in...
Apia, SAMOA — Damien McGrath is not going down without a fight. The former Manu Samoa Sevens coach that was sacked recently filed a civil case against Samoa Rugby Union for wrongful dismissal and defamation and he’s asking for $1million tala for damages. McGrath is represented by Sarona Ponifasio...
The Tafuna Jets are suddenly in the mix for the men’s 2016 FFAS National League championship title after a 2-1 win over two-time defending champs Utulei Youth on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. In the other Top 5 game it was a 1-1 draw between Lion Heart and Vaiala Tongan, while both...
The playoff-push for the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League boils down to two games. In all four divisions – Boys & Girls 3-5; Boys & Girls 6-8 – at least five to six teams have a shot at making the playoffs. BOYS GRADES 6-8 The battle for the top four is very close in the...

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