28 Jun 2011

NFP football star due to arrive in American Samoa

10:37 am on 28 June 2011

NFL football star Troy Polamalu arrives in American Samoa this evening with an entourage of more than 50 people, including his family, and a number of fellow NFL players and coaches.

The Pittsburgh Steeler safety will attend a royal ava ceremony given in his honor tomorrow.

There's much anticipation for Polamalu's visit, with young people especially keen to meet him.

A member of the local organizing committee for Team Polamalu, Tumua Matu'u says he hopes the visit will inspire young people.