Tonga women's national under-17 football team

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Tonga Women's U-17
Association Tonga Football Association
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Flag of Tonga.svg Lafaele Moala
Captain Seini Lutu
Most caps Mele Kafa, Carmel Uhila, Seini Lutu, Ana Polovili (6)
Top scorer Seini Lutu, Ana Polovili (3 goals)
Home stadium Teufaiva Sport Stadium
FIFA code TGA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current123 Decrease2.svg 7
Highest53 (2005)
Lowest123 (June 2017)
First international
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 4–0 Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga
(Auckland, New Zealand; April 12, 2010)
Biggest win
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 6–1 Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa
(Apia, Samoa; August 11, 2017)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 0–18 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
(Auckland, New Zealand; April 16, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances0
OFC U-17 Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2010)
Best resultFourth Place (2010)

The Tonga women's national under-17 football team is the second highest women's youth team of women's football in Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.

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History

Tonga participated two times so far in the OFC U-17 Women's Championship. The first time, in 2010, they suffered three heavy defeats. Six years later there was more to be happy about, cause they won by four goals to one against Samoa. The goal were scored by Alexandra Fifita, Seini Lutu, Mele Kafa and Ana Polovili. This was the first and so far the only game that Tonga scored as well as to win. For Samoa, this was also a historical moment because they also scored their first goal ever.

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.

Tonga's second Goal project will develop and improve the national football academy and the association's 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.

OFC

The OFC Women's Under 17 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the only qualification spot for Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and representatives at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

OFC U-17 Women's Championship
YearRound Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2010 Fourth Place3003027−270
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2012 Did not Participate
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg 2016 Group Stage3102419−153
Flag of Samoa.svg 2017 [1] Group Stage311174+34
Total92161150-397

Current technical staff

Position
Head Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Lafaele Moala
Assistant Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Penateti Feke
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Tonga.svg Motekiai Faupula
Team Manager Flag of Tonga.svg Stephen Palavi
Assistant Team Manager Flag of Tonga.svg Muimuinoa Funaki

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2017 OFC U-16 Women's Championship [2]

Caps and goals correct after match against American Samoa on August 11, 2017.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Mele Ahomee (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
201 GK Kalolaine Topui (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 19)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka

22 DF Ofa Fisi (2001-11-26) 26 November 2001 (age 19)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
32 DF Mele Kafa (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 19)61 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
42 DF Patricia Likiliki (2001-01-30) 30 January 2001 (age 20)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
52 DF Siunipa Talasinga (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 18)41 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
122 DF Kalolaine Tonga (2002-07-03) 3 July 2002 (age 18)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
132 DF Mele Tu'itavuki (2002-12-15) 15 December 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Fasi & Afi
192 DF Litea Taukapo (2002-06-14) 14 June 2002 (age 18)21 Flag of Tonga.svg Mangia

63 MF Carmel Uhila (2001-10-24) 24 October 2001 (age 19)60 Flag of New Zealand.svg Central United
83 MF Seini Lutu (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 19)63 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
103 MF Lositika Feke (2003-04-10) 10 April 2003 (age 17)31 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
143 MF Malia Otukolo (2002-07-21) 21 July 2002 (age 18)10 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
153 MF Ofa Ataongo (2002-06-24) 24 June 2002 (age 18)30 Flag of Tonga.svg Riviera
163 MF Luseane Akolo (2002-04-10) 10 April 2002 (age 18)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
173 MF Mafi Pasikala (2003-09-07) 7 September 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Navutoka
183 MF Mele Aho (2003-11-22) 22 November 2003 (age 17)00 Flag of Tonga.svg Nukuhetulu

74 FW Florence Hakalo (2003-10-08) 8 October 2003 (age 17)20 Flag of Tonga.svg Longolongo
94 FW Ana Polovili (2002-03-04) 4 March 2002 (age 18)63 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo
114 FW Taipaleti Vai (2001-04-10) 10 April 2001 (age 19)40 Flag of Tonga.svg Veitongo

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References

  1. "Full Completement for OFC U-16 Women's Championship". oceaniafootball.com. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. "Tonga: Official Team List" (PDF). oceaniafootball.com. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.