Lakapi Samoa CEO was alerted on Saturday 12th February by a ‘Letter of Complaint’ by some players in the Manu Samoa 7s team which was forwarded to Lakapi Samoa by the Pacific Rugby Players Association (PRP).
Lakapi Samoa (LS) CEO – Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai immediately reached out to PRP to discuss the matter for a recommended process and steps to address the player’s letter and also seek Lakapi Samoa’s details on the issues as documented.
Both PRP and LS agreed that PRP to independently seek further clarity from the player(s) concern to their grievances and report back its findings and recommendations to Lakapi Samoa. Lakapi Samoa acknowledges the players complaint as a serious matter. Consequently, the LS Board has acted swiftly with a Board Sub-Committee to investigate the matter and report back urgently.
Lakapi Samoa CEO, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai added, “It is deeply concerning to learn of this and we are ensuring the we go through a proper process. Our people’s well-being and welfare is paramount during this time as we seek a resolution.”
Faleomavaega added that, “Lakapi Samoa together with our key stakeholders is liaising at all times with the team and management and are proud of their sacrifice to represent Samoa during these difficult times of the global pandemic.”