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Hengihengi Ikuvalu

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Hengihengi Ikuvalu
Personal information
Full name Hengihengi Koula O' Vaiala Ikuvalu[1]
Date of birth (2002-12-02) 2 December 2002 (age 18)
Place of birth Pago Pago, American Samoa
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pago Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2018 Vaiala Tongan
2018– Pago Youth
National team
2018 American Samoa U17 2 (0)
2019- American Samoa U23 3 (0)
2019– American Samoa 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:04, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Hengihengi Ikuvalu (born 2 December 2002) is an American Samoan footballer who plays for Pago Youth FC of the FFAS Senior League, and the American Samoa national team.

Career

Youth

Ikuvalu plays for the school team at Samoana High School.[2]

Club

At barely 16 years of age, Ikuvalu was Pago Youth FC's number one goalkeeper entering 2019 OFC Champions League qualification.[3] He went on to start in the team's opening 1–5 defeat to Lotohaʻapai United from Tonga.[4] Pago Youth failed to advance past the preliminary round after finishing last in the group.[5]

International

Ikuvalu was a member of the American Samoa under-17 team that competed in the 2018 OFC U-16 Championship.[6] He appeared in matches against Samoa[7] and Cook Islands[8] as the team finished second in the group and narrowly missed advancement.[9]

He received his first senior international call up for the 2019 Pacific Games.[10] He made his debut on 12 July 2019 in American Samoa's fourth match of the tournament, a defeat to the Solomon Islands. Ikuvalu started the match on the bench but came on as a substitute after Nicky Salapu suffered an injury. He produced a "stunning save" after coming on.[11]

International career statistics

As of match played 15 July 2019.
American Samoa national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 1 0
Total 1 0

References

  1. ^ "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "ASHSAA Boys' soccer kicks off". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. ^ Bjerkevoll, Ola. "Teams ready to go for OFC Champions League Qualification: Here's who to watch from each team". Football in Oceania. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Pago Youth vs. Lotoha'apai United FC". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  5. ^ "OFC Champions League 2019 - Qualifying Stage". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ "OFC profile". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ "American Samoa vs. Samoa". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  8. ^ "American Samoa vs. Cook Islands". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  9. ^ "OFC U-16 Championship 2018 - Qualifying Stage". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  10. ^ "American Samoa men's National Team ready to play". Samoa News. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  11. ^ Bjerkevoll, Ola. "Pacific Games Day 4: It'll be All White on the night as Les Cagous go for four gold medals in a row". Football in Oceania. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
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