Thursday, August 26, 2010

VFF pleased with Vanuatu’s YOG performance

The Vanuatu Footbal Federation (VFF) President Lambert Maltock has come out to voice his appreciation following Vanuatu's Youth Olympic (YOG) team registering their first ever win against Zimbabwe in the fifth and sixth place playoffs.

President Maltock said that he is pleased with the result after Vanuatu had secured the 5th place with the controversial 2-0 win over Zimbabwe.

 "Even though we were unlucky in qualifying for the finals the win is enough for us to send out a message to the world that Vanuatu has the capacity to play football in the world stage and we can compete alongside the big names in football today like Bolivia," Maltock stated.

"If we are to analyze Vanuatu's performance at the YOG we can see that out of the three games played Vanuatu has gradually progressed slowly starting with a 2-0 lose to Bolivia, then going 2-1 against Haiti and finally beating Zimbabwe we can see a slowly ascending performance here which for me is really good.

"For me this already is a good indicator that shows football in Vanuatu is developing and bearing the boy's age in mind, says 10 years down the road Vanuatu will be expecting winners among this group."

Vanuatu's YOG team has inside 3 players whom had represented Vanuatu in the 2007 Danone Nations Cup in France, they are, Mermer, Raoul Coulon and Tenene Sylvain.

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