Football Federation American Samoa have celebrated Independence Day in true football fashion, holding their annual tournament to launch the 2017 FFAS Summer Youth League today. The opening day saw over 600 children and youth participate in 62 teams –…

A handful of aspiring footballers have earned a chance to represent their country in August’s OFC U-16 Women’s Championship after strong performances at the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girl’s Soccer Championship last week. The competition saw…

FFAS grassroots expands

The annual FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League has expanded to lower age groups this year, offering a mixed five-a-side competition for grades one and two. Parents were excited to give their children the early opportunity to develop football…

Goalkeepers in Samoa and American Samoa are set to reap the long-term benefits of a week in the presence of one of Oceania’s leading former goalkeepers as a FIFA Goalkeeper Coaching Course got underway today. A total of 25…

Having qualified coaches taking teams in their national league is part of the short-term plan for Football Federation American Samoa and the recent FIFA Youth Coaching Course was one step being taken to achieve that goal. FIFA Instructor Nicola…

FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua said the changes to the men’s league will have a large influence on the future of football in American Samoa.“Playing all matches on a pitch sized to FIFA international dimensions will make matches more professional…

Running against Godinet was Tafuna Jets’ Naomi Oney, but the incumbent received the required two-thirds majority vote during the first and only ballot.“I thank you all for placing your trust in me to continue for a third term and…

The island nation fell just one goal short of advancing to the 2016 OFC Nations Cup, but their two victories at the tournament in September were enough to see them jump 35 places in the FIFA World Rankings from…