The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.
More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”.
Samoa has today (Friday) been awarded hosting rights for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has confirmed that Guam, Samoa and Tahiti have submitted bids to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which had been due to take place in Tonga.
Samoa’s rugby players have denied claims that they have resolved a financial dispute with the Samoan Rugby Union despite the country’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, having said that a deal had been reached.