Savaliga Afu

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Savaliga Afu
Personal information
Full name Savaliga Afu
Date of birth (1980-11-01) November 1, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth American Samoa
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Pago Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000– Pago Youth
National team
2002–2004 American Samoa 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Savaliga Afu (born 1 November 1980) is an association footballer from American Samoa. Afu plays as a defender and has spent his entire club career at Pago Youth FC in his home country. He has also played and scored for the American Samoa national association football team.

Club career[edit]

Afu joined Pago Boys in 2000 and has remained at the club since.[1] During this time, Pago have won the ASFA Soccer League twice, in 2008 and 2010.[2] The team also finished as league runners-up in 2007.

International career[edit]

The defender first played for American Samoa in 2002, at the 2002 OFC Nations Cup, held in New Zealand. He scored his only international goal in the 7-2 loss to Tonga on 12 March, netting his country's second goal in the 70th minute. After the Nations Cup, Afu proceeded to play in four 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which were played in Apia, Samoa in 2004.[3] American Samoa lost all four matches, which were against Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and Fiji.