The inaugural OFC Women’s Champions League #OWCL2023, kicks off in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on June 1. In the build-up to the tournament, we are looking at the five teams competing to be crowned champions. Today. the focus is on Kiwi FC of Samoa
Samoa’s representative at the OFC Women’s Champions League, Kiwi FC are based in the country’s capital city Apia.
The club’s women’s team won the FFS National League in 2021 and in 2022 to earn qualification for the inaugural OFC Champions League.
The club has 58 registered women’s players and because of their success and good coaching, are an attractive proposition for new players.
The Coach’s hopes for the tournament – Leti Tamasese
“My hope is first for my players to be exposed, to explore and get to know the game in different countries. It’s going to be another level for them to gain international experience. Some of my players have not travelled out of Samoa before.”
Player to Watch
Florencina Kalifa is in her first season with the Kiwi FC team. The utility player is just 13 years old and turns 14 just after the tournament. Tamasese says she has a bright future in the game.
Thursday June 1 v Labasa Women FC, 12pm
Saturday June 3 v Hekari United FC, 5pm
Monday June 5 v Koloale FC 12pm
Thursday June 8 v AS Academy Féminine 12pm