The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) Business House Championship touch finals were played recently, with the Attorney General’s office/Electric Power Corporation team winning the final 3-2 over Computer Services Limited/Apia Insurance Company.
Samoan football clubs, players and referees won shares of $64,800 tala at the Football Federation of Samoa (F.F.S.) annual Upolu Prize Giving yesterday afternoon.
The national women’s touch squad was named last night for next year’s World Cup and Pacific Games campaign. Coach Geoff Hooper came over from Australia to hold four days of trials ending yesterday.
Samoa’s national netball team completed a training camp in Wellington, New Zealand last week, in preparation for the Pacific Games and World Cup next year.
The president of the Samoa Basketball Federation (S.B.F.) thinks dual bronze medals at the FIBA Oceania U15 Championships are a sign of a bright future for basketball in Samoa.
Digicel Samoa were announced as the official sponsor of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games at their head office in Apia yesterday. The official sponsorship package is valued at $3 million Tala, entailing both cash and broadcasting and communication services.
Samoan boxing influencer and former rugby star Fesola’i Va’aiga Tuigamala is predicting a great fight for Lupesoliai Joseph Parker this weekend.
Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Kiwis forward Martin Taupau was present to reward graduates and award winners of the NRL Beyond the Goalpost Star leadership programme at a ceremony at the Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel yesterday.
The Samoa Under-20 rugby team will miss next year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy after their second straight loss to Tonga. After a four-point loss in the first game on Tuesday, Samoa lost 27-20 at the ACP Marist Park in Lotopa yesterday afternoon.
Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali remains the Light-Heavyweight boxing champion of Samoa after beating Ropati Hall by unanimous decision at the Champ of Champs tournament final at St Joseph’s College yesterday.
Reigning Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali, 19, flew into Samoa yesterday morning to compete at the Champ of Champs national tournament at St Joseph’s College.
The Samoa national football team had training at the Tuanaimato fields yesterday. It is the fourth week of them meeting up, with the best local talent from the Senior National League forming the squad.
Rugby Australia has confirmed Michael Cheika will lead Australia to next year's World Cup but from now on will work under the supervision of Scott Johnson, who takes a new role as Australia's director of rugby.
Lupesoliai Joseph Parker went two years without a knockout win, but when it came against Alexander Flores in Christchurch this morning, it was worth the wait. Lupesoliai knocked Flores out with 2:51 gone in round three, with a brutal seven punch combo completing a well-crafted performance.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Samoa’s wild 5-all draw in their second game of the OFC Nations Cup against Tahiti had a bit of everything. Perhaps lucky to escape a red card for lashing out in retaliation, 15-year-old striker Sina Sataraka ended up with a hattrick.
The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa.
© Samoa Observer 2016
Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia