Polynesian showdown a first for Nations Cup

When Tonga and Samoa meet in the opening match of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup this evening it will mark the first-ever encounter between the two Polynesian nations in this competition. That doesn’t mean there are no head-to-head results however. The two countries have played three competitive matches previously, all of them during the Pacific […]

Oceania to test talent in bid for FWWC spot

Nine teams from across Oceania will put themselves to the ultimate test when the 12th edition of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup gets underway in Suva, Fiji this week. With New Zealand having automatically qualified as co-hosts of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, the opportunity for a second Oceania nation […]

Samoa to keep drawing on the diaspora

If Football Federation Samoa didn’t opt to spread the net of its talent search far and wide, it would have missed out on the talent of its current national team captain, Matalena Johnson (nee Daniells). The 25-year-old was scouted while playing for her Brisbane-based club, Olympic FC, and has gone on to become a stalwart […]