29 Aug 2015

Sport: Tonga to host Oceania U20 Women's Football Champs

7:37 pm on 29 August 2015

Tonga has been named as host of the Oceania Under 20 Women's Football Championship, which kicks off in less than five weeks time.

New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will square off, hoping to earn a berth alongside host national Papua New Guinea at next year's Under 20 Women's World Cup.

Tonga Football Association CEO Lui Aho says women's football is a major focus for their organisation and it will be a real treat for local fans to see the teams in action.

Nuku'alofa is also playing host to the first stage of Oceania qualifiers next week, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.