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Tonga Names National Women’s Team

The FIFA qualifying tournament is scheduled to kick off on 28 September to 8 October 2010 and will be staged at Auckland’s North Habour Stadium in Albany.
This announcement follows months of tireless preparations, getting the team into shape and according the national coach, Kilifi Uele, his squad is ready.
“We have about two weeks to go, but I am pleased with the team’s progress so far. Our Final fitness test will be next week and the girls are gradually coming to the peak of their fitness level” Uele said.
Although Coach Uele is not revealing much, the team consists mostly of experienced players, who represented the country at the OFC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2007 with some fresh blood integrated from the National U20 squad.
In announcing the National Women’s Football team, Adelaide Tuivailala, Head of Women’s Football said she is grateful for the support render by the parents and guardians of team members.
“I’d like to thank all parents, guardians and families of the girls who have been very supportive during our preparation in allowing their girls to be part of the training squad. Now it is up to the girls to do us proud and I wish them all the best for the tournament” Tuivailala said.
Tonga is among eight regional countries vying to represent Oceania at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany next year. Tonga are in pool B alongside Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, while pool A includes tournament favourites New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tahiti, and Vanuatu.
2010 NATIONAL WOMENS TEAM
Position First Name Surname Club
GK MELE. T. LIKILIKI NUKU’ALOFA ELEVEN
DF KULIA FILO MARIST FC
DF EMELITA MOALA LOTOHA’APAI FC
DF ANNE MARIE TAUKAPO MARIST FC
DF KIANA. T. MU’AMOHOLEVA LAPAHA FC
MF ATELAITE MANU KAIMAI FC
MF FOLOLENI SIALE KOLOFO’OU FC
MF MELE SOAKAI LAPAHA FC
MF PENATETI FEKE KAIMAI FC
FW HEILALA LOTO’ANIU MARIST FC
FW LUANA. S. FATAI NUKU’ALOFA ELEVEN
MF NEOMAI TUPOU NUKU’ALOFA ELEVEN
MF MATELITA MISINALE MARIST FC
MF ESETA VI MARIST FC
MF PAULINE TONGA TONGA HIGH SCHOOL
FW FEKE VASI KAIMAI FC
DF BUCCILEA ONGOLEA LAPAHA FC
DF ALAMONI VUNGAMOEAHI MARIST FC
DF UNGATEA TU’IVAILALA NUKU’ALOFA ELEVEN
DF OLIVE MATEIALONA NUKU’ALOFA ELEVEN
GK TANGIMAUSIA MA’AFU LAPAHA FC
GK SIAILA LA’AKULU LOTOHA’APAI FC
Team Officials
TEAM MANAGER SAANE LATUNIPULU
HEAD COACH KILIFI UELE
ASST. COAH PENIELI MOA
TRAINER UINITA AMANAKI

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