Last week the Football Federation Samoa welcomed former interim CEO Autū Andy Ripley into the role on a permanent basis. 

In a ceremony attended by Football Federation Samoa (FFS) President Susuga Papali’i Leslie Petaia and FFS staff, Ripley outlined his vision for the organisation over the next three years. 

“Some of these plans include making sure we use the resources given by FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation effectively to build our team in the office, as well as looking at ways to improve the development of football in Samoa,” Ripley said.  

“The plan is to make some transitional change policies and focus on the implementation and delivery of plans, so that these changes come to fruition with improved results.” 

A former Samoa representative player at U-16, U-19 and senior level, Ripley, who hails from Togafu’afu’a in Apia, also coached the Samoa national team in the mid 2000s.