Football Federation Samoa

Samoa launch latest Development Centre in Savai’i

The programme will see over 100 players from grades U-10 to U-15 take part in technical development and game training sessions twice weekly, while goalkeeping sessions will also take place once a week.   

The launch follows on from a programme that ran in 2020. Sessions will be facilitated by football coaches on Savai’i. 

FFS Technical Director Jess Ibrom said this is a stepping stone for further player development in Samoa.  

“These programmes are fundamental for children to find a passion in football long term,” Ibrom said.   

Autū Andy Ripley appointed Football Federation Samoa CEO

Autū is no stranger to the code as he has been involved with the sport since 1986 as a national player when he represented Samoa in the U16, U19 and the senior men’s teams. 

Autū has also coached the Samoa national team and has also played active roles at the local club level. 

New Samoan national team coaches confirmed

Former Wellington Phoenix standout Paul Ifill will coach the women’s squad, while ex-Team Wellington boss Matt Calcott will steward the men’s side.

Ifill is well-known in New Zealand football circles through his exploits with the Phoenix in the A-League where he made more than 100 appearances for the franchise from 2009-2014 following a lengthy professional career in England.

Former Samoa football CEO charged

Acting Deputy Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo told the Samoa Observer Faumuina Michael Kapisi was arrested on Wednesday and charged.

"He was arrested on Wednesday and was later remanded at liberty," said Auapa'au.

He added Faumuina will make his first court appearance 6 June.

Faumuina did not wish to comment when the newspaper contacted him.

When he was called into the Police station he was accompanied by his lawyer, Te'o Richard Tapeni.

The arrest follows a police investigation launched into issues at the Football Federation Samoa.