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Toa Samoa fan day in Sydney

Toa Samoa fans in Sydney are expected to welcome their national team in blue at the New Era Stadium, Cabramatta on Tuesday 18th June 2019 ahead of their clash against the PNG Kumuls at Leichardt Oval on Saturday 22nd June.

The Toa Samoa Fan Day this year will recreate a Samoan village setting for the team with traditional singing, ‘lape’ faaluma and dancing to drum crowd support and fire up the Toa Samoa during their build up.

A representative of the Samoan Government in Sydney Consul General Auseugaefa Vaasatia Poloma Komiti will officially Welcome and address the Toa Samoa.

The squad will be brought in by torch bearers to the sounds of conch shells and drums before a welcoming Ava Ceremony .

The National Anthem of Samoa will be sung by Maybelle Galuvao, followed by performances by Matavai Cultural Arts, youth groups Fetu Ta’iala, Fetu o le Moana, Soul Studios hip hop group as well as music from DJ Lalau Leo Tanoi.

Dr Tua Asiata will MC alongside co-host Junior Tia Kilifi, who will entertain the public from 2pm into the night.

There will be food and merchandise stalls, and families are encouraged to bring the young ones to enjoy the festivities and pre-game hype.

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