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Lotoha'apai United
Lotoha'apai United Logo.jpg
Full name Lotoha'apai United
Nickname(s) United
Manager Tonga Fetu'u He Vahafolau Vea
League Tonga Major League
2013 1st

Lotoha'apai United (formerly SC Lotoha'apai) is an Tonga football club located in Veitongo, Tonga. It currently plays in Tonga Major League. The team is record champion of the league and made its continental debut in the 1999 Oceania Club Championship preliminary round.[1]

Titles[edit]

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013

Squad for the 2014–15 OFC Champions League Preliminary stage[edit]

As of 6 October 2014[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Tonga GK Brady Kite
2 Tonga DF Sione Uhatahi
3 Tonga MF Oliveti Vai
4 Tonga DF Samisoni Mafi
5 Tonga MF Fineasi Palei
6 Tonga FW Hemaloto Polovili
7 Tonga MF Mark Uhatahi
8 Tonga MF Lafaele Moala
9 Tonga FW Tupou Uhatahi
No. Position Player
10 Tonga FW Soakai Vea
11 Tonga MF Timote Maamaaloa
12 Tonga MF Soane Faupula
13 Tonga MF Sione Kite
14 Tonga DF Michael Uhatahi
15 Tonga DF Matana Paongo
16 Tonga Sefo Lelea
17 Tonga Kakala Vainuku
18 Tonga GK Sione Faupula

Continental Competition[edit]

2012 OFC Champions League[edit]

In the preliminary round, held for the first time for the four "developing" OFC Nations, four teams played each other in a round-robin format in Tonga, with the group winner advancing to the play-off round.[1] Lotoha'apai finished second in the group on goal difference to Cook Islands side Tupapa Maraerenga and did not progress.

Final Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 7
Tonga Lotoha'apai 3 2 1 0 11 4 +7 7
Samoa Kiwi 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
American Samoa Pago Youth 3 0 0 3 1 20 −19 0
Lotoha'apai Results

1 May 2012
15:30 UTC+13:00
Lotoha'apai Tonga 3–3 Cook Islands Tupapa Maraerenga
Maamaaloa Goal 68'
M. Uhatahi Goal 75'
Moala Goal 81'
Report Best Goal 37'
Berlim Goal 55'69'
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mirko Benischke (New Zealand)

3 May 2012
13:00 UTC+13:00
Lotoha'apai Tonga 6–0 American Samoa Pago Youth
M. Uhatahi Goal 23'30'
Maamaaloa Goal 54'71'89'
Faupula Goal 83'
Report
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 200
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

5 May 2012
15:30 UTC+13:00
Kiwi Samoa 1–2 Tonga Lotoha'apai
Saofaiga Goal 84' Report M. Uhatahi Goal 45+5'
Uele Goal 57' (pen.)
Loto-Tonga Centre, ‘Atele
Attendance: 350
Referee: Mirko Benischke (New Zealand)

2006 OFC Club Championship[edit]

A preliminary round was held to determine the 8th and final participant in the final. The format was a group stage, with each team playing each other once. The winner of the group would qualify for the main draw.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Fiji Nokia Eagles 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7
Samoa Tuanaimato Breeze 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Tonga Lotoha'apai 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
Cook Islands Nikao Sokattack 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Lotoha'apai Results

6 February 2006
Lotoha'apai Tonga 1–5 Fiji Nokia Eagles
Vaihu Goal 31' (Report) Tamanisau Goal 17'
Nawatu Goal 41'
Duguca Goal 59'
Sabutu Goal 81'88'
Govind Park, Ba, Fiji
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

8 February 2006
Nikao Sokattack Cook Islands 1–3 Tonga Lotoha'apai
Willis Goal 10' (Report) Moala Goal 54'
Makasini Goal 61'
Uhatahi Goal 67'
Govind Park, Ba, Fiji
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

10 February 2006
Lotoha'apai Tonga 1–1 Samoa Tuanaimato Breeze
Uhatahi Goal 85' (Report) Esau Goal 32'
Govind Park, Ba, Fiji
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

2005 OFC Club Championship[edit]

A preliminary round was held, with the format being a two-legged playoff to determine who went through to the final round. The Australian representative (Sydney FC), as the representative of the strongest OFC Nation, and the two Tahitian Teams (AS Pirae and AS Manu Ura), as hosts, were seeded to the main draw.

The travelling team played two matches in the host country.

Lotoha'apai Results

21 March 2005
Lotoha'apai Tonga 1–2 Vanuatu Tafea
 ? Report  ?
Unknown Stadium
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

21 March 2005
Lotoha'apai Tonga 0–5 Vanuatu Tafea
Report Obed Goal ?'?'
Poida Goal ?'
Garae Goal ?'
Nako Goal ?'
Unknown Stadium
Attendance: ?
Referee: ?

Tafea won 7–1 on aggregate.

2001 Oceania Club Championship[edit]

The eleven participants were placed in two groups, where each team played the other teams once. The group winners and second placed teams progressed to the semi-finals. Lotoha'apai were drawn in Group A. they finished bottom of the group and did not progress.

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Australia Wollongong Wolves 5 5 0 0 38 0 15
2 New Zealand Napier City Rovers 5 3 1 1 16 2 10
3 Solomon Islands Laugu United 5 3 1 1 19 14 10
4 Papua New Guinea Unitech 5 2 0 3 10 19 6
5 Fiji Foodtown Warriors Labasa 5 1 0 4 7 17 3
6 Tonga Lotoha'apai 5 0 0 5 4 42 0
Date Match Result
9 Jan Lotoha'apai – Wollongong Wolves 0–16
11 Jan Unitech – Lotoha'apai 5–2
13 Jan Lotoha'apai – Napier City Rovers 0–9
15 Jan Laugu United – Lotoha'apai 7–0
17 Jan Lotoha'apai – Foodtown Warriors 2–5

1999 Oceania Club Championship[edit]

The nine participants were placed in three groups, where each team played the other teams once. The group winners and best second place team progressed to the semi-finals. Lotoha'apia finished third in their group and did no progress.

Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 New Zealand Central United 2 1 1 0 18 2 4
2 Vanuatu Tafea 2 1 1 0 12 2 4
3 Tonga Lotoha'apai 2 0 0 2 0 26 0
Date Match Result
18 Sep Tafea – Lotoha'apai 10–0
20 Sep Central United – Lotoha'apai 16–0

O-League Scorers[edit]

Season Player Goals
2001 Teu Farava 1
Amone Leona 1
Siua Maamola 1
Felise Tahitua 1
2005
2006 Maake Uhatahi 2
2012 Mark Uhatahi 4
Timote Maamaaloa 4
  • No goalscorers for 1999 and 2005 are missing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tonga counts down to O-League Preliminary". oceaniafootball.com. 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tonga – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "2015 OFC Champions League Preliminary" (PDF). OFC. 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06.