Football Federation Samoa (FFS) are calling all Samoan footballers to play at their National Talent Identification Games in Auckland, New Zealand on August 23.

The evening will be an opportunity for both male and females who are eligible to represent Samoa’s national teams in the future.

Games will take place against an Auckland local amateur club opposition over the North Shore.

Both national sides last competed at the 2019 Pacific Games held in Apia which saw Samoa’s women’s team win a silver medal against Papua New Guinea, 3-1.

The Samoan men’s national team have made two appearances in the OFC Nations Cup in 2012 and 2016, while the women last entered the OFC Women’s Nations Cup in 2018.

FFS Technical Director Jess Ibrom said the event is the next step toward the association’s preparations.

“A lot of work has been happening behind the scenes in terms of preparing our national teams, including staff,” he said.

“The talent identification games will enable our men’s and women’s national head coaches, Matt Calcott and Paul Ifill get a closer look at any potential players of interest that can represent our teams in the future.”

Any player seeking further information around eligibility or of the event can contact FFS Head of Scouting and Recruitment Alastair McLae on +6421 471 021 or at [email protected].

Ashley Reserve (East Coast Bays FC)
55 Ashley Avenue, Hibiscus and Bays, Long Bay, Auckland
Kick-off 6.30pm
McFetridge Park (Northern Rovers FC)
111 Archers Rd, Glenfield, Auckland
Kick-off 7.00pm