Friday, September 17, 2010

Port Vila Football kicks off 2010/2011

Port Vila Football Association (PVFA) 2010/2011 Season gets underway this weekend at the Port Vila Municipal Stadium.

There were 8 clubs in the Premier league and the opening day this Saturday 18 September 2010 will feature 3 matches.

New comers Shepherds United FC will take on Tupuji Imere FC in what promises to be a colorful game as both clubs play a similar brand of football along with their colorful supporters in black and white and Tupuji's yellow and blue.

Shepherds United since it will be their first game in the premier division will look to stamp their mark as they have done going into the Independence Cup finals and recently the third and fourth place playoffs in the TVL Cup premier division off season.

Tupuji on the other hand is an unpredictable opponent that all premier clubs know off and they can pull off anything from a win to a draw, though they are not one of the top premier clubs they have been up there for a quite some time and have the experience. Their match kicks off at 12pm.

Second game of the day will see Academy FC take on new comers Ifira Black Birds FC.

The Academy side comprising of Vanuatu's national Under 17 and 20 reps have made a name for themselves from day 1 in the premier division and have already proven themselves as team not to be taken lightly as they have pocketed several draws with former champions Tafea FC and new champions Amical FC last season.

Ifira will come on strong riding on their surprise victory over O-League reps Amical FC in the TVL Cup and will try to go one better since their disappointing Independence and TVL Cup campaigns. This match will kick off at 1:45pm.

Final game of the day at 3:30pm will see Spirit 08 take on Yatel FC. The newly revamped Spirit 08 will look to improve on their performance this season as they now have the potential and experience at their side to go head to head with the best since moving up to the premier division in 2008.

While Yatel whom have slowly been building themselves up as a team, will look to make a good start after a disappointing last season.  

There are no matches for the two champions, Tafea and Amical this week, but next week according to the program, Tafea will play Spirit 08 and Amical will take on the young stars from Teouma.


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