OFC U-20 Women’s Championship

Inexperienced Samoa feeling confident

The Samoa squad named has just one player, defender Lagmaina Akari, who has turned out at regional level before.

Coach Leti Tamasese also has no previous experience with a national team.

That will leave Akari, who was a member of the senior team which took part in the recent XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby, to shoulder much of the leadership responsibility in a squad made up of players based in Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.