Kiwi break long drought
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Kiwi SC are Samoan champions for the first time in 14 years after finishing the season five points clear of defending champions Moaula United, whom they beat twice during the season.

Kiwi underlined their dominance in Samoan football with the women’s team also claiming the championship, winning 16 and drawing two of their 18 matches. 

“It has been a great season for our club and it is a great reward to claim the Premier League for all the hard work we’ve put in to our trainings and games," said Kiwi coach Terry O’ Donnell.

“The only thing you can do with champions is give them more challenges and over the coming weeks we will try our utmost to retain our cup title that we won last season.”

Kiwi SC was founded in 1977 through the fellowship of youth from the Apia area, such as Tufuiopa, Malifa and Leififi, while their women’s team was established in 1988. They are also known for their Haka, which they perform whenever they win a championship.