Samoa out of Olympics race

By Shalveen Chand 16 February 2024, 4:07PM

Samoa women’s football team’s hopes of getting an Olympic spot were dashed by the Solomon Islands as they went down 2-0 in front of a packed grandstand.

The results mean the Solomon Islands will play for a place at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Second-half goals from substitute Sandy Aniholland and captain Ileen Pegi from the penalty spot did the damage for Batram Suri’s side, who will meet either Fiji or New Zealand in Monday’s final.

Samoa will feel slightly aggrieved, they had the ball in the back of the net early in the second half only to see it was ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper.

By Shalveen Chand 16 February 2024, 4:07PM
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