FFAS > News > 2010-2011 ASHSAA BOYS' FUTSAL > 1st ever ASHSAA boys’ Futsal title match

1st ever ASHSAA boys’ Futsal title match

Tafuna held off No. 4 Leone 3-2 in extra time after a 1-1 draw by the end of regulation while the Vikings upset No. 2 Samoana Sharks 5-1 in playoffs played on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
When these two teams met the Warriors won convincingly 7-3 but Faga’itua showed flashes of what would help put them into the title game with a late flurry of goals and a hat trick performance by Roy Luani.
Tafuna has one of the best players in the competition, Dion Ott. The fleet-footed playmaker helps set up teammates for scores and his harmonious movements with the ball is unmatched.
Complementing his style of play are other quick players such as Mikey Unasa, Falanasisi Tomasi and Richard Mulitalo. They also have the best goalie in the competition, Fa’apouli Feagaimaali’i.
They went through the season undefeated and thus are the favorites to win the title.
But they will have stiff competition especially from brothers Roy and Shalom Luani. The former scores a lot for the Vikings while the latter is on a level of his own defensively and as a playmaker.
His ability to roll the ball out of a defender’s path while dribbling forward is jaw dropping and his defense unmatched.
Roy Luani, the elder of the two and one of the smallest players on their team, makes up for his lack of physicality with, well, very tough and physical play.
Not one to back off against players bigger than him, Roy’s aggressiveness surprises many an opponent to the point of underestimating him. With a good complement of players in Harry Alo and Tuvalu Peni Jr., the Vikings have another shot at an upset especially with the fact that Shalom will be playing.
When these two teams met he was unavailable after having just arrived back from New Zealand after representing American Samoa at the 2011 OFC U-17 Championship.
Good luck to both teams in their quest for Futsal glory!

Related posts