Tonga women's national under-20 football team

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Tonga women's U20
Association Tonga Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Flag of Tonga.svg Tiane Koaneti
Most caps Meleseini Tufui (12)
Top scorer Malia Tongia (5)
Home stadium Teufaiva Sport Stadium
FIFA code TGA
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FIFA ranking
Current123 Decrease2.svg 1
Highest53 (2005)
Lowest123 (June 2017)
First international
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 0 – 11 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
(Nuku'alofa, Tonga; April 24, 2002)
Biggest win
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 0 – 4 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga
(Mangere, New Zealand; February 22, 2014)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 0 – 15 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
(Nuku'alofa, Tonga; October 1, 2015)
OFC U-20 Women's Championship
Appearances6 (first in 2002)
Best resultSecond place (2006)

The Tonga women's national under-20 football team is the highest women's youth team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.

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Information

Football in Tonga

Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands. Although local players have not yet made their mark on big leagues abroad, the Chief Executive of the Tonga Football Association, Joe Topou, was appointed to the FIFA Executive Committee in 2002. The Tonga association is the only sports organization on the island that employs full-time administrative staff.

The second Goal project

Tonga's second Goal project will develop and improve the national football academy and the associations headquarters in Atele, Tongatapu, which was built in the country's first Goal project. This development work will ensure that all of the Tonga Football Associations needs are fully satisfied. Local matches will be held at the football academy, while the administration's requirements, including the needs of players, officials and spectators, will also be covered. The football school will be transformed into a House of Football.

Records

U-20 World Cup record

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2002 Did Not Enter
Flag of Thailand.svg 2004 to
Flag of Chile.svg 2008
Did Not Qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2010 Did Not Enter
Flag of Japan.svg 2012 to
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Flag of Panama.svg 2020
Did Not Qualify
Total

OFC Championship Record

OFC U-20 Women's Championship
YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Tonga.svg 2002 Third Place4112327-244
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2004 Did not Participate
Flag of Samoa.svg 2006 Second Place5302917-89
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2010 Third Place3111512-74
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2012 Did not Participate
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2014 Third Place310257-23
Flag of Tonga.svg 2015 Fifth Place4022723-162
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2017 Sixth Place5014321-181
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg 2019 [1] Group Stage200226-40
Total0 Titles26651534113-7923

Current technical staff

Position
Head Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Lafaele Moala
Assistant Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Ofa Talasinga
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Motekiai Faupula
Team Manager Flag of Tonga.svg Manatu Liava'a
Team Doctor Flag of Tonga.svg Saia Faupula

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2019 OFC U-19 Women's Championship from 30 August–12 September in Avarua, the Cook Islands.

Caps and goals updated as of 6 September 2019, before the game against Papua New Guinea.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Kalolaine Topui (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 18)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
181 GK Carollyne Fotu (2002-05-13) 13 May 2002 (age 17)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Nukuhetulu

22 DF Meleseini Tufui (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 20)120 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
52 DF Litea Taukapo (2002-06-14) 14 June 2002 (age 17)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Mangia
72 DF Sanilaiti Holika (2002-01-05) 5 January 2002 (age 18)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Lavengatonga
132 DF Siunipa Talasinga (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 18)90 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
142 DF Kalolaine Tonga (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 17)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
152 DF Ana Lauteau (2002-08-06) 6 August 2002 (age 17)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
172 DF Patiola Tonga (2003-12-15) 15 December 2003 (age 16)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo

43 MF Kalolaine Taliauli (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 20)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
93 MF Lositika Feke (2003-04-10) 10 April 2003 (age 17)21 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
103 MF Ana Polovili (2002-03-04) 4 March 2002 (age 18)21 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
112 DF Mele Kafa (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 18)62 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
123 MF Mafa Pasikala (2003-09-07) 7 September 2003 (age 16)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Talafo'ou
163 MF Finehika Finau (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 17)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist Prems

34 FW Lupe Vaea (2004-02-12) 12 February 2004 (age 16)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
64 FW Seini Tulangi (2003-02-24) 24 February 2003 (age 17)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Fahefa
84 FW Florence Hakalo (2003-10-08) 8 October 2003 (age 16)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi

2017 squad

The following players were called up for the 2017 OFC U-19 Women's Championship

Caps and goals correct after match against New Zealand on July 24, 2017.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Mele Akolo (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 19)91 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
201 GK Helen Tahitua (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 21)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo

22 DF Heilala Moala (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 21)110 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
32 DF Michelle Tuitupou (1998-10-29) 29 October 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of New Zealand.svg Manukau City
42 DF Meleseini Tufui (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 (age 20)100 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
52 DF Manusiu Latavao (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 21)60 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist
142 DF Patricia Likiliki (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
152 DF Luseane Vivili (2000-06-19) 19 June 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
172 DF Kalolaine Taliauli (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 20)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
182 DF Sosefina Havea (2000-01-15) 15 January 2000 (age 20)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Riviera

63 MF Siunipa Talasinga [2] (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 18)70 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
73 MF Seini Lutu [3] (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 19)111 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
83 MF Halaunga Taholo (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 21)110 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
93 MF Carmel Uhila [4] (2001-10-24) 24 October 2001 (age 18)50 Flag of New Zealand.svg Central United
123 MF Ofa Ataongo (2002-06-24) 24 June 2002 (age 17)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Riviera
163 MF Katalina Taliauli (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 22)90 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Avi
193 MF Alexandra Fifita (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 20)90 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi

104 FW Teisa Fusi (2000-05-08) 8 May 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Tonga.svg
114 FW Mele Kafa (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 18)42 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
134 FW Peta Fenukitau (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Riviera

Squad for the 2015 OFC U-20 Women's Championship

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Helen Tahitua (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
211 GK Mele Akolo (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 20)41 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
221 GK Fipe Kauvaka (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 23)20 Flag of Tonga.svg

22 DF Ofaloto La'akulu (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 24)63 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
32 DF Fifi Moala (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 21)60 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
42 DF Lina Taliauli (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 22)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
52 DF Siu Latavao (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist
142 DF Meleseini Tufui (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 20)50 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo

63 MF Vea Funaki (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23)70 Flag of Tonga.svg Toa Ladies
73 MF Seini Lutu (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 19)60 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
83 MF Pumu Taholo (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 21)70 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
123 MF Siunipa Talasinga (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 18)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
133 MF Manu Latu (2000-11-15) 15 November 2000 (age 19)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist

94 FW Liliani Kaitapu (1997-09-01) 1 September 1997 (age 22)70 Flag of Tonga.svg
104 FW Malia Tongia (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 22)75 Flag of Tonga.svg Lapaha
114 FW Alexandra Fifita (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 20)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi

Squad for the 2014 OFC U-20 Women's Championship

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Sina Lutua (1994-09-18) 18 September 1994 (age 25)00 Flag of Tonga.svg
211 GK Kailata Timani (1994-08-18) 18 August 1994 (age 25)00 Flag of Tonga.svg
221 GK Tangimausia Ma'afu (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 24)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Lapaha

22 DF Malia Leone (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 23)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Lapaha
32 DF Meleseini Tufui (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 20)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
52 DF Tolini Kofutu'u (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 (age 25)30 Flag of Tonga.svg
162 DF Siu Latavao (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 21)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist
172 DF Tupou Topui (1995-06-25) 25 June 1995 (age 24)30 Flag of Tonga.svg
182 DF Meliame Liutai (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 25)00 Flag of Tonga.svg

43 MF Vea Funaki (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Toa Ladies
63 MF Ofa La'akulu (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 23)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
83 MF Wendy Feke (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 26)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Toa Ladies
103 MF Fifi Moala (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
113 MF Seini Lutu (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
123 MF Ilisapeti Malekamu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 24)21 Flag of Tonga.svg
143 MF Nelma Ongolea (1995-05-24) 24 May 1995 (age 24)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Lapaha
153 MF Pumu Taholo (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo

74 FW Malia Tongia (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 22)32 Flag of Tonga.svg Lapaha
94 FW Unaloto Tahitu'a (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 25)31 Flag of Tonga.svg Marist
134 FW Liliani Kaitapu (1997-09-01) 1 September 1997 (age 22)30 Flag of Tonga.svg

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