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FFAS president, Exco members re-elected

Faiivae was confirmed as president after securing the required two-thirds majority vote during the first and only ballot. The association also returned all five, executive committee member incumbents while filling up the sixth spot that had been vacant.
“I thank you all for placing your trust in me to continue for a third term and for the next four years,” Faiivae, president of Ilaoa & To’omata club, explained. “We have some exciting opportunities ahead of us and all will be made known at the appropriate time. FIFA also has a new administration and the committee and I look forward to working together with them.
Vice-president Sandra Fruean, Rev. Ioane Evagelia, Fano Mitch Shimasaki, Amio Mavaega-Luvu and Tausaili Ott were re-elected to their seats. The sixth member had been vacant after former member Michelle Sasala resigned, and the position was finally filled Silasila Samuelu who was elected.
All incumbents and Samuelu received the required, absolute majority (50%+1) votes cast. Samuelu previously served on the committee from 2007-2011.
The Tafuna Jets’ Naomi Oney ran against Faiivae while there were 11 candidates running for the executive committee.
“It was a smooth electoral process and congratulations to our president Faiivae and the executive committee for the next four years,” said CEO Tavita Taumua, who conducted the election.

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