Tafea’s hope to win and continue to lead in the O-league Group B this season has diminished in the horizon when the Vanuatu club champion were thrashed by Hekari United in an unprecedented moment with a score of 4 goals to 0, at the PMRL stadium in Papua New Guinea yesterday afternoon.
Hekari United look solid after they signed in 5 Solomon imports. Internationals Henry Fa’arodo, Gideon Omokirio, Stanley Waita, Alick Maemae and Eddie Ngaitin slipped in just before the second half of the O-league 2010 starts.
According to an Oceania football online poll, many have voted Tafea to win the O-league this season, but the loss yesterday was not what is it anticipated from them and the reasons for their failure is still not clear.
Vanuafoot received reports from Tafea camp side yesterday that there were some internal issues that have affected their performance, and that is something they will have to sort out amongst them.
Vanuatu Football Federation officials have sent a message to Tafea boys to keep their heads up no matter the loss.
Meanwhile, the other O-league match today between Lautoka and Marist, the Fijian’s have made an impressive 3 – 0 victory over Marist and claim top position over Tafea F.C. in Group B.