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Local charitable donation to ASNOC kicks off new training facility project

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There was a generous donation of $25,000 made to the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) yesterday morning by the Lealaifuaneva Peter Reid Charitable Foundation that will be used as financial assistance towards the new ASNOC training facility. T
 
he new facility will be located behind the Tony Solaita baseball field as reported by Samoa News back in November.
 
The donation was made at the ASNOC Office in the Sports Complex by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. CEO Olivia Reid-Gillet.
 



SPORTS SHORTS

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The OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship concluded this past Monday in American Samoa, with New Zealand winning the title for the sixth straight time. 
 
The team is now headed to Chile this coming October, where they will represent the Oceania Region in the FIFA 2015 Under-17 World Cup.  New Zealand defeated Tahiti on Monday during an overtime 'shootout' for the OFC trophy at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium.
 
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NZ TAKES OFC U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE IN HEART-WRENCHING SHOOTOUT

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New Zealand captured their sixth straight OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship title this past Monday when they downed Tahiti in a game that came down to a shootout after a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation play. They will now represent the Oceania Region in the 2015 Under-17 World Cup in Chile, October 17- November 8th.
 



Family and friends of Fijian U17 soccer player still in shock after his death

Family and friends of the Vodafone Fiji Under 17 soccer player, Muni Shalit Reddy were ready to welcome him home and cannot believe that he will never return home. He died in Apia, Samoa in an apparent drowning.

 

Reddy’s uncle, Deepak Somaiya said the two officials from the Fiji Football Association gave the message to Reddy’s father at his work place earlier this week.

 

He added that the family is still in a state of shock.



MARCUS MARIOTA: IT WOULD BE 'FUN' TO REUNITE WITH KELLY, EAGLES

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

Football has provided quite the journey for Marcus Mariota, and after reaching lofty heights in high school and college, the Heisman Trophy winner has begun preparing for a slew of workouts designed to prove he's capable of reaching them in the National Football League, too.



Sailia ‘au mo le ta’aloga siamupini o le Soka OFC- U17

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Ina ua mae’a to’ai taunu’u mai au soka a Niu Sila ma Niu Kaletonia i lo tatou nei taligamalo i le Ta’amilosaga Soka a le OFC - U17, na fa’atulaga loa e ta’a’alo i latou ma Vanuatu, ae fetaui Tahiti ma Niu Kaletonia.
 



IT WILL BE NEW ZEALAND VS TAHITI FOR THE UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP

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Finesse was the name of game for the New Zealand Under-17 soccer team last Saturday during the Semi-Finals of the 2015 OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium.
 
A smooth game of finesse is what #1 seeded New Zealand showed when they defeated the #4 seeded Vanuatu team on Saturday. Winning Group A last week in Samoa, the defending OFC Under-17 champion New Zealand, also stood firm on defense, stopping a hard attack by the Vanuatu team who missed on crucial goal attempts.
 



2015 OFC U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS PREVIEW

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Qualification for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile is edging nearer for one of four sides as New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and New Caledonia prepare to battle for a place in final of the 2015 OFC U-17 Championship today, Saturday 24 January.

The Young All Whites will open the semi-finals of the 16th edition of this competition against Vanuatu at 1pm at Pago Park Soccer Stadium, Pago Pago, American Samoa.



Under-17 Soccer Tournament heads into Semi-Finals

Rain causes temporary change of venue
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The Under-17 soccer teams of New Zealand and New Caledonia will be coming to American Samoa for the Semi-Finals this coming Saturday, January 24 for the OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship. The championships, which are being co-hosted by American Samoa and Samoa, will have the top two teams from Samoa, facing the top two teams in American Samoa in the Semi-Finals and the Finals.
 



Undefeated Tahiti vs Undefeated Vanuatu today

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Team American Samoa is still looking for its first win in the OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship, while Team Tahiti has not allowed a goal so far in this championship tournament, while scoring 27 goals for themselves.

 

Team Vanuatu has allowed only one goal, while scoring 24 times for themselves. In game two today, it will be the battle of the undefeated top two teams, as Tahiti will be facing Vanuatu at 3:30 p.m. at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium.

 



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