Despite the 5 year’s gab, the 2018 Samoa Football Cup competition has been one of the most successful tournaments in the FFS competition calendar. The tournament kicked off last Saturday and concluded this evening with the final round of matches and the prize giving.
FFS President Laupama Solomona spoke on behalf of the Federation to thank the participating teams and everyone who contributed to the tournament.
“The tournament has been a huge success. I want to thank all the management, players, coaches, referees, FFS staff and supporters for making this tournament possible.
Special thanks to our international federation FIFA for accepting our application and lending us the assistances to run this tournament. Also, special thanks to the tournament donor’s Rev Faitoaga Tolua for donation and Vailima Breweries for their generous donation of refreshments for the teams.”
The competition is being supported through the assistance of the FIFA FORWARD project which has allowed the Federation to provide all participating teams (10) with new uniforms, $2,000 each for training costs, organization costs and prize money that will be split between the participating clubs for club development purposes.
This Samoa Cup format saw all the National League teams put into five different zone teams. For this year’s competition four zones combine 20 registered clubs in Upolu whilst one zone from Savaii combined in one zone.
A double celebration for the Manufili Zone where their men’s and women’s division won first prize’s for this year’s competition.
Golden Glove - women’s division – Jecky Toma (Manufili)
Golden Glove – men’s division – Solomona Aufa’i (Manumea) Golden Boot (top scorer) women’s division - Hazel Peleti (Manulua) Golden Boot (top scorer) men’s division – Lapalapa Toni (Manufili) Most Valuable Player Women’s – Hazel Peleti (Manulua)
Most Valuable Player Men – Andrew Setefano (Manufili)
Best Women’s Coach – LETI TAMASESE (Bible & Voucher) Best Male Coach– MATAUTIA PHINEAS (Bible & Voucher)