APIA: Tuesday 3 July, 2012: A 25 year old former national football representative, Motu Hafoka was found dead in the early hours last Saturday hanging from a tree at the back of his family home at Matautu-uta just outside Apia.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Leaupepe Fatu Pula confirmed suicide as the caused of death. He said Motu’s family found him hanging from a tree at the back of their house early morning.
Competition Manager of the Football Federation Samoa Stefan Szetedi said that Motu was a very good goalkeeper for Samoa.
“Samoa has lost a very good player,” said Szetedi. Motu was a national representative for Samoa at the Nations Cup in Solomon last month. He was first chosen to play against Tahiti until the end of the tournament.
Motu started his career as a football player in his village team of Moaula Football Club and is label as an upcoming prominent player.
Leaupepe suspects differences with his family that had led to his death.