Samoa’s Under 16 training camp in New Zealand kicked off its campaign with the first of five friendly games in New Zealand.
The first game saw Team Samoa take on Wellington Olympics team.
The opposing team featured six members of the Wellington Olympics men’s Central league side.
The tactical and technical ability of the opposing side was something the Samoan team had never encountered before, so it was a tremendous learning experience for the young team.
The match ended in a 5-0 score to Olympic AFC.
The team were very happy with the outcome of the game notwithstanding losing as the errors form that game will be used to up their game and to continue to improve in preparation for the Stage 2 World Cup Qualification tournament in the Solomon Islands.
The team will take on Ole Academy of Thursday night and will return to Samoa at the end of the month.