The three new clubs are Vaitogi United, Atu’u Broncos and Vaiala Tonga. A fourth, Aoa Mountaineers, was also seeking admission but no representatives from the club attended the general meeting.
The new members, whose admission was approved by unanimous decision, brings the number of clubs under the FFAS umbrella to 17.
Representing the new clubs were Vaitogi president Senovefa Bartley, Atu’u president Setu Mo’emo’e and vice-president Faavae Vivao, and Vaiala Tonga president Baby Filivao and vice-president Christopher Taimovai.
Vaiala Tonga is a club representing a small Tongan community living in the village of Pava’ia’i.
All other agenda matters at the AGM were passed, including the approval of the minutes from the third FFAS AGM in 2010 and the 2010 Activity Report.
In his welcome address, FFAS president Iuli Alex Godinet introduced the newest member of the committee, Black Roses president Saili Ott. The executive committee has now reached its full maximum requirement of five members.
President Godinet also thanked all the respective club presidents for their help in hosting FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during his stay in the territory for the inauguration ceremony of the refurbished Pago Park and the OFC Ordinary Congress in January.
“We, the executive committee and the staff, cannot do it alone,” Godinet pointed out. “But with all of your help, our preparations for these two big events meant they became a success.”
Godinet also reminded the members that FFAS would go through only its second elective process at the end of the year.
For more on American Samoa football go to