A.S. Tefana

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A.S. Tefana
AS Tefana.svg.
Full name Association Sportive Tefana Football
Ground Stade Louis Ganivet
Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Chantal Chung Tien
Manager Sébastien Labayen
League Tahiti First Division

Association Sportive Tefana Football, is a football club from Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia. The club plays their home matches at Stade Louis Ganivet.[1] The club became the second French Polynesian team to have reached the final of the OFC Champions League, which they achieved in 2012.

Recent Seasons[edit]

In 2010 AS Tefana won the Tahitian Championship for the second time in their history, finishing third in the initial league table but won the Championship Play-Off comfortably, finishing nine points ahead of their closest rivals.In the 2010–11 OFC Champions League, Tefana only won one game, over New Zealand's powerhouse Waitakere United.

In 2011, Tefana won their third championship with three rounds remaining.[2] In their return to the O-League, the 2011–12 tournament begun with a record-breaking defeat of 0–10 to Waitakere United. Afterwards Tefana won all its games on the way to the finals, the best result by a Tahitian team since A.S. Pirae featured in the final of the 2006 OFC Club Championship.[3] Auckland City wound up defeating Tefana at the 2012 OFC Champions League Final, with a 2–1 in Auckland and 1–0 in Faaa.[4] They also won the Tahiti Cup,[5] and qualified for the 2011–12 Coupe de France, where they were eliminated by Red Star 93.[6]

In 2012, Tefana lost the Tahitian Championship to AS Dragon, but won the Tahiti Cup. On the 2012-13 Coupe de France, they were defeated by GSI Pontivy.[7] The team also signed a three-year partnership with French Ligue 1 team AS Saint-Étienne.[8]

Achievements[edit]

2005, 2010, 2011, 2014/15[9]
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012.
2007.

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

2015: –
2012: Finalist
2011: 4° in Group B

Current Squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 OFC Champions League

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 French Polynesia GK Stevens Hiriga
2 French Polynesia DF Farearii Tuteina
3 French Polynesia DF Taumihau Tiatia
4 French Polynesia DF Teheivarii Ludivion
5 French Polynesia DF Viritua Tiaiho
6 French Polynesia MF Tunoa Tevaearai
7 French Polynesia FW Temarii Tinorua
8 French Polynesia FW Jess Horoi
9 French Polynesia FW Tehina Temorere
10 French Polynesia FW Tauatua Lucas
11 French Polynesia FW Sylvain Graglia
12 French Polynesia MF Alvin Tehau
No. Position Player
13 French Polynesia MF Stanley Atani
14 French Polynesia DF Jonathan Tehau
15 French Polynesia MF Jean Claude Chang Koei Chang
16 French Polynesia DF Manutea Taae
17 French Polynesia MF Kaena Onuu
18 French Polynesia MF Heimano Bourebare
19 French Polynesia DF Nicolas Vallar
20 French Polynesia GK Moana Pito
21 French Polynesia MF Toriki Guyot
22 French Polynesia GK Mickaël Roche
23 French Polynesia DF Lorenzo Tehau


Current technical staff[edit]

Position
Head coach French Polynesia Sebastien Labayen
Assistant coach French Polynesia Pascal Vahirua
Manager French Polynesia Thomas Flohr
Technical coach French Polynesia Laurent Heinis
Goalkeeper coach French Polynesia Manuel Taae
Physio French Polynesia Frederic Fonteneau
Team doctor French Polynesia Pierre Pedelucq
Masseur French Polynesia Mateata Tetauupu
Head of delegation French Polynesia Leon Tefau
Kit manager French Polynesia Luthy Bohl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venues - Ligue 1 - Tahiti - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ FIFA.com (16 May 2011). "AS Tefana cruise to consecutive titles". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Club World Cup archive - FIFA.com". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Coupe de France : AS Tefana vs. Red Star 93". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "AS Tefana, Champions of Tahiti after 2–2 against Pirae in final round". Football Size. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.