1 Apr 2011

Samoa football referee beaten during game

6:43 am on 1 April 2011

Police in Samoa are investigating the alleged assault of a football referee during a match a week ago.

The referee suffered serious injuries according to a sport administrator from the club that the alleged assailants belong to.

The incident has happened within days of the management of the Samoa football soccer federation being handed back to local sport authorities by the Oceania Football Federation and the world governing body, FIFA.

The police investigation is focussing on three players.