Fiji Time: 1:52 AM on Sunday 2 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Samoans here to improve Oceania football rankings

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, May 24, 2014

DESPITE losing the opening match to the Vodafone Fiji under-20 side, the American Samoans are confident of a better finish in this year's Oceania Football Confederation U20 Championship.

The visitors lost to Fiji 4-0 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

The side didn't enjoy a good outing in the past tournaments and is looking at this championship to better their records.

Coach Rupeni Luvu said they were still a developing nation and every game they played in the championship was a learning experience for the side.

American Samoa will play Papua New Guinea tomorrow at 5pm and Luvu is confident of a better outing.

"Like other teams, we are here to win but we are still a developing side," the Fijian mentor said.

"I'm happy with the performance. We played well (in the second spell), we took a defensive approach in the game.

"The aim is to better our performance in the upcoming games."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61530.5963
JPY 59.284856.2848
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43260.4206
NZD 0.72270.6897
AUD 0.65180.6268
USD 0.47520.4582

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Family, friends farewell Senimoli
  2. 80,000 mentally ill in Fiji
  3. Hope for quick recovery
  4. Fire destroys home
  5. Giants of Fiji soccer
  6. New facilities for Votualevu school students
  7. Milling woes
  8. Weed concern
  9. Micro-business grant distributed
  10. 180,000 for event

Top Stories this Week

  1. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  2. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  3. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  4. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  5. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  6. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  7. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  8. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  9. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  10. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)