A.S. Tefana

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AS Tefana
AS Tefana.svg
Full nameAssociation Sportive Tefana Football
GroundStade Louis Ganivet
Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Capacity5,000
ChairmanThomas Flohr[1]
ManagerFranck Mathieu
LeagueTahiti Ligue 1
2018–19 3rd

Association Sportive Tefana Football, is a football club from Faaa, Tahiti, French Polynesia. The club plays their home matches at Stade Louis Ganivet.[2] The club became the second French Polynesian team to have reached the final of the OFC Champions League, which they achieved in 2012.

Recent Seasons[edit]

In 2010 AS Tefana won the Tahitian Championship for the second time in their history, finishing third in the initial league table but won the Championship Play-off comfortably, finishing nine points ahead of their closest rivals.In the 2010–11 OFC Champions League, Tefana only won one game, over New Zealand's powerhouse Waitakere United.

In 2011, Tefana won their third championship with three rounds remaining.[3] In their return to the O-League, the 2011–12 tournament begun with a record-breaking defeat of 0–10 to Waitakere United. Afterwards Tefana won all its games on the way to the finals, the best result by a Tahitian team since A.S. Pirae featured in the final of the 2006 OFC Club Championship.[4] Auckland City wound up defeating Tefana at the 2012 OFC Champions League Final, with a 2–1 in Auckland and 1–0 in Faaa.[5] They also won the Tahiti Cup,[6] and qualified for the 2011–12 Coupe de France, where they were eliminated by Red Star 93.[7]

In 2012, Tefana lost the Tahitian Championship to AS Dragon, but won the Tahiti Cup. On the 2012-13 Coupe de France, they were defeated by GSI Pontivy.[8] The team also signed a three-year partnership with French Ligue 1 team AS Saint-Étienne.[9]

Achievements[edit]

2005, 2010, 2011, 2014/15[10]
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017.
2007.
2006.

Performance in OFC competitions[edit]

2015: –
2012: Finalist
2011: 4° in Group B
Season Round Club Result
2010–11 Group B New Zealand Waitakere United 1–3
New Caledonia Magenta 0–1
New Zealand Auckland City 1–1
New Zealand Waitakere United 3–1
New Caledonia Magenta 0–3
New Zealand Auckland City 0–5
2011–12 Group A New Zealand Waitakere United 0–10
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 1–1
Fiji Ba F.C. 4–1
New Zealand Waitakere United 3–0
New Caledonia Mont-Dore 2–0
Fiji Ba F.C. 5–0
Final New Zealand Auckland City 1–2
New Zealand Auckland City 0–1
2014–15 Group C New Zealand Team Wellington 0–3
Vanuatu Tafea 1–1
Papua New Guinea Hekari United 2–3
2016 Group C Fiji Nadi F.C. 6–1
New Caledonia Magenta 2–4
Samoa Kiwi F.C. 7–0
Semi New Zealand Auckland City 2–4
2017 Group D Vanuatu Erakor Golden Star 2–4
Fiji Rewa 2–0
Solomon Islands Marist 2–2
Semi New Zealand Auckland City 0–2
New Zealand Auckland City 0–2
2019 Group A Papua New Guinea Toti City Dwellers 3–3
New Caledonia Hienghène Sport 0–1
Vanuatu Malampa Revivors F.C. 3–3

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2019 OFC Champions League:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 French Polynesia GK Xavier Samin
2 French Polynesia DF Farearii Tuteina
3 French Polynesia DF Taumihau Tiatia
4 Lebanon DF Raffi Krissian
5 French Polynesia DF Viritua Tiaiho
6 French Polynesia DF Tunoa Tevaearai
7 French Polynesia MF Toriki Guyot
8 France MF Alexandre Jacq
9 France FW Benoit Mathon
10 French Polynesia FW Tauatua Lucas
13 French Polynesia MF Honoura Maraetefau
14 French Polynesia MF Tehauarii Holozet
No. Position Player
15 French Polynesia DF Jean-Claude Chang
18 French Polynesia MF Mhimana Lemaire
20 French Polynesia MF Alvin Tehau
22 French Polynesia DF Teddy O'Connor
24 French Polynesia DF Jean-Claude Paraue
25 French Polynesia DF Tangihia Hauata
26 French Polynesia FW Teviarai Jordan
27 French Polynesia MF Teuruarii Faniu
28 French Polynesia FW Temarii Tinorua
30 French Polynesia DF Thibault Pito
32 French Polynesia GK Moana Pito

Current technical staff[edit]

Position
Head coach Frank Mathieu
Assistant coach Olivier Lee
Manager Thomas Flohr
Technical coach Tetiarama Marmouyet
Goalkeeper coach Manuel Taae
Physio Frederic Fonteneau
Team doctor Pierre Pedelucq
Masseur Mateata Tetauupu
Head of delegation Leon Tefau
Kit manager Luthy Bohl

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Fédération Tahitienne de Football
  2. ^ "Venues – Ligue 1 – Tahiti – Results, fixtures, tables and news – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ FIFA.com (16 May 2011). "AS Tefana cruise to consecutive titles". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Club World Cup archive - FIFA.com". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Coupe de France : AS Tefana vs. Red Star 93". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Oceania Football Confederation". oceaniafootball.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  10. ^ "AS Tefana, Champions of Tahiti after 2–2 against Pirae in final round". Football Size. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.