Sport: Tahiti's Tefana sign partnership with Saint Etienne
Tahitian football club side Tefana have signed a historic partnership with French Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne.
The agreement between the two clubs provides a scholarship for young Tahitians players who will be able to pursue their studies while playing football in a professional environment, as well as providing support to the club's coaching team.
During the three years of the partnership the French side will send instructors to Tahiti to help the club's coaches and to scout players with the potential to join their academy.
Tefana finished runners-up in this year's Oceania Champions League competition, while Saint Etienne are currently eighth in the French top division.
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