Tahiti 2016-17 Home (#10- TEHAU) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Nike Tahiti national team 2016-17 home jersey featuring the number of star striker Teaonui Tehau.
Teaonui Tehau has been Tahiti’s leading striker in recent years, having scored an impressive 16 goals in 26 international matches since making his debut in 2011. The 26-year-old was a member of the Tahiti squad that won the 2012 OFC Nations Cup and also their historic 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup squad. He scored 2 crucial goals in the 2012 Nations Cup tournament when he was only 19 years old and subsequently established himself as one of the region’s most promising young talents. Despite many believing he has the potential to play professionally in Europe, Tehau has played his entire club career in Tahiti with A.S. Vénus, AS Dragon & A.S. Pirae.
Tahiti is traditionally one of the stronger footballing nations of the Pacific Islands, having the second-best record at the football section of the South Pacific Games, with five victories. Their greatest achievement however was winning the 2012 OFC Nations Cup title, becoming the first team other than Australia and New Zealand to win the competition. After finishing on top of their group, Tahiti defeated hosts Solomon Islands in the semi-final before a 1-0 victory against New Caledonia in the final, with star striker Steevy Chong Hue scoring the winning goal. This famous victory secured qualification for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they would face some of the world’s strongest teams. Despite being well beaten in all three group matches by Nigeria, Spain and Uruguay, Tahiti still greatly exceeded expectations and performed admirably throughout the tournament.