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FFAS farewells former scholarship recipient

Kang departed the territory on his way to serve a mandatory, two-year military service for his birthplace, Republic of Korea.
“We are very sad to see Gun leave and will miss him very much,” said FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua. “Gun was a one-of-a-kind player who is Korean but has a Samoan heart.”
That Samoan heart showed every time he ran onto the field for his club, FC South Korea Baptist Church (SKBC) as he would crow the traditional Samoan war cry (fa’aumu) after scoring a goal, and he scored a lot.
FC SKBC won the 7-a-side men’s title last year where he was named MVP of the competition.
Kang represented FC SKBC as a referee also and coach, officiating games when available and representing FFAS as a coach at programs such as First Lady Mary Ann Tulafono’s Boys & Girls’ Club of American Samoa Afterschool Initiative at Tafuna elementary.
“He was a phenomenal player and also one of our top Assistant Referees,” Taumua pointed out. “We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope he gets to come back to his real home, American Samoa.”

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