The Federation Football Samoa (FFS) held their rescheduled Talent Identification Games on February 14 at Auckland’s Papakura Football Club in New Zealand.

Two games were played against Papakura City FC, providing an opportunity for New Zealand-based male and female players who are eligible to represent the country to showcase their skills.

The event had earlier been scheduled for August last year but had to be postponed after New Zealand went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FFS Technical Director Jess Ibrom said not only was it an opportunity for the players, but also for staff to observe potential future national team players.

“The talent on show was outstanding and both games were of great standard,” Ibrom said.

“We’ve been trying to execute these games for a while now and it’s been difficult with COVID-19 restrictions, but it was fantastic to finally have them.

“The aim for events like this is to create regular connections throughout the year to further enhance our preparation of all national teams leading into tournaments.”

Women’s game photo. Photo Credit: FFS Media.