Samoa Under 19 head to Rarotonga for Qualifying Stage


Samoa’s Under 19 team and officials

APIA, SAMOA – WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2018: The Football Federation Samoa has announced a 21 man Under 19 team to compete in the Qualifying Stage in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 26 May – 1 June 2018. Samoa will play against American Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga in a round robin league basis. The winner will qualify for the finals tournament against Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti.

The Team departs the country this Sunday for a two-week camp in Auckland before heading to the
Cook Islands on 23 May 2018.

Official U19 Team List for OFC U19 Championship, Cook Island 2018

1. Ioane Ale DF Park Eagles (AUS)
2. Tipi Smith MF Faatoia SC (SAM)
3. Mathew Castro DF DF Torrey Pines Varisty (USA)
4. Harlen Russell DF Onehunga Sport (NZ)
5. Jay Popese DF Vaipuna SC (SAM)
6. Daniele Scaroni MF MF Lepea FC (SAM)
7. Samuelu Malo FW Kiwi FC (SAM)
8. KK Faamatau DF Vaipuna SC (SAM)
9. Laauli Blakelock MF MF Phoenix Academy (NZ)
10. Darcy Knight FW South Auckland (NZ)
11. Sean Atherton DF New Zealand
12. Peter Felise DF Lepea SC (SAM)
13. Dilo Tumua MF Vaipuna SC (SAM)
14. Tawa Saofaiga FW Lepea SC (SAM)
15. Paul Felise MF Lepea FC (SAM)
16. Jeffery Leiataua DF MF Faatoia SC (SAM)
17. Samu Tauasa FW Moaula FC (SAM)
18. Stanley Mamea MF DF Kiwi FC (SAM)
19. Osa Savelio GK / DF Lepea FC (SAM)
20. Junior Laou GK Moaula FC (SAM)
21. Damian Betham GK Faleasiu Kids (SAM)


1. Valerio Raccuglia – Head Coach
2. Des Edward – Assistant Coach
3. Fuata Lai Tautiaga – Team Manager
4. Leemo Sofara – Gear Manager
5. Kareti Soafa – Goalkeeper Coach
6. Elvera Lam – Medic
7. Muliamesealii George Tagiilima – Head of Delegation

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