Friday, October 29, 2010

VFF Bred Cup final 2010: Tafea vs Vaum United

One of the biggest grand final of VFF Cup will take place tomorrow at Port Vila Stadium between former Vanuatu Champion Club Tafea F.C. and Northern Region Champion Vaum United F.C. for the Bred Cup final.

Vaum United has promised fans in Vanuatu that they will change the story of football in Vanuatu and that they are here in Port Vila to take back the Bred Cup to Santo.

Tafea F.C. will need to take precautions when handling Vaum who have registered a break-through in their group matches against Hilands of Tafea Province.

Vaums draw with Hilands 1-1 to make it through to the final on Wednesday.

Both team managers told Vanuafoot media that their players are ready to play full 90 minutes tomorrow.

VFF annouced that before the grand final at 3pm there will be a TVL Premier League match between Spirit 08 vs Ifira Black at 1pm.

Program

Venue: Port Vila Stadium
1pm PVFA TVL Premier Champion match: Spirit 08 vs Ifira Black Bird FC
VFF Bred Cup 2010 Grand final
Tafea FC vs Vaum United at 3pm.


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well done boys, Mr Leong

Vice President of Amical F.C., Andrew Leong said he is very happy with
the teams victory over OFC O-League Champion, Hekari United F.C. last
weekend in Papua New Guinea.

"I am very proud of you, and thanks to Jean Yves Chapo for his
contribution as team Manager, and we all are very proud of you. You
represent Vanuatu as good Sports Ambassadors and thank you for being
part of Amical F.C.", he said.

 "Head Coach William Malas and Philimon John must be praised for
leading the team to victory. Congratulations to you boys again", he
added.

Vanuatu Champion Club, Amical F.C., played their first ever O-League
match against Hekari United last weekend to a victory after beating
the reigning champions by 2-1. A match that Fenedey Masauvakalo and
Jack Whitney recorded their names in the history books for scoring
their first O-League goals.

"Our focus now is to prepare for Lautoka F.C. of Fiji. They have the
experience and have successfully won matches in their home and away
games, and we must prepare well to play them in our next match".

Andrew, who is well-known for Amical success, is now in Australia, but
wishes to thank the sponsors who have contributed to the team's
travelling to Papua New Guinea last week.

"I and my team are grateful for your involvement in supporting Amical
F.C.. Your favors now tomorrow will be much appreciated and we hope to
continue performing to everyone's expectation in our next matches", he
concluded.

The sponsors are, Au Bon Marche, Vanuatu Sticks, Vanuatu Goverment,
Palms Resort and Casino Vanuatu, Vate Berverages, Grand Hotel, Iririki
Island Resort, Port Vila Municipality, Andrew Leong's family, Swire
Shipping, Seaview Restaurant, Dominique Dihn, Daily Snack, Moorings
Hotel, Port Vila Football Association, Reef Shipping, Capital FM 107,
Tsang Restaurant, Foods Pacific LTD, Asco Motors and Boucherie Calvo.

Amical F.C. will play Lautoka F.C. in their next O-League match in
Fiji on the 13th November 2010.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jean Nako helps Tafea beat Yatel in TVL Premier League

Tafea F.C. through veteran striker, Jean Nako Naprapol, managed to
create a win, after putting a 4-0 victory show over Yatel in the TVL
Premier League last Saturday, at PVM Stadium.

The Power Red's started off the Premier League season with a loss to
Amical F.C, managed to put together their efforts to victory last
weekend.

Moise Poida promised his come-back after missing out in last season,
might have boosted the Power Red's to level their score at a high
peak.

When interviewed by Vanuafoot before the match, he revealed weaknesses
inside the Red's striking force, and focusing on the striking force
and relying on Jean Nako was profitable.

Nako scored 3 goals before young striker, Morris Noal took the
opportunity to settle the score at 4-0.

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VFF/Bred Cup 2010: Vaum United 1-0 Hilands

Northern Region Champion, Vaum United F.C., beat Southern Region
Champion Hilands FC of Tafea Football Association 1-0, at Port Vila
Stadium last Monday.

Damelip Dalong scored the winning goal for Vaum in the 25th minute to
secure 3 points on the table.

Hilands, who were led out to field by Captain Ken Iata Buru for the
first time in a Bred Cup tournament, failed to build on a good start,
but fell 3 points behind after their opponents.

Vaum United developed confidence as minutes passed and  kept the score
at 1-0 to the final whistle.

They represents the Northern Islands champion, a region where the
level of football has dropped for so many years.

Their win earns them 3 points, but to get through to Bred Cup final,
they must overpower their opponents in their next match or a draw
should take them through.

VFF Bred Cup 2010.

2nd leg match: Vaum United vs Hilands

Date: 27th October 2010

Time: 3:30pm

Vanue: Port Vila Stadium.

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VFF thank TVL for Sponsorship

Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF) wishes to thank Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) for their sponsorship to football development in Vanuatu since 2008.

TVL have been committed to promote and fund football for children, youth and senior football in Vanuatu, and last Saturday, fans in Vila have witnessed the final of Southern Region VFF/TVL Cup, and the Champion from Tafea Football Association, Hilands F.C. have claimed a spot in the top of the classement after beating Shepherds United of Port Vila. 

Hilands F.C. recieved a cash price of 100,000 vatu and also claimed a place in the Bred Cup tournament this week.

The VFF/TVL tournament also ends with the 'Coach' of the tournament being awarded to Hilands coach, Wattson Nik, and the top scorer of the tournament goes to Daniel Michel of Shepherds United who scored 3 goals in total during the tournament.

"By supporting the TVL Cup 2010, the company hopes to promote football in the country and enhance our brand image both in the Port Vila and in Vanuatu as a whole", said TVL Marketing Manager, Jean Denis Poullain.

"The tournament has fantastic support throughout Vanuatu and we are keen to build that even further", he said.

VFF President Lambert Maltock thanked and praised TVL for their sponsorship and continuous support to football development in the country.

"It is great news that TVL will continue to sponsor the tournament in the years to come. Sponsorship is the lifeblood of the game and we are fortunate to have secured a wonderful new partner like TVL", he said.

"The tournament has established well in Port Vila Football Association, and has a brought a lot of fans together in almost every matches, with full stadium capacity". 

"We would like to thank TVL for their support and look forward to a lasting relationship", he concluded.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hard work (and good coaching pays off), says Chikau

Vanuatu top Goal Keeper, Chikau Mansale has come out publicly to congratulate Amical Football Club after their win in the OFC O-League 2010 match against PNG Champions, Hekari United, last weekend.


"Congratulations to Amical FC for an outstanding performance. I am very proud of you all and thank God for the victory", he wrote on Vanuafoot website.


"I know it's not easy to win away, but it's good to see the team-work and the spirit you all have, to beat Hekari. Hard work and good coaching pays off'", he said.


Chikau must be proud of Amical, especially of his cousin Fenedy Masauvakalo, who grew up as a cricket player and now he loves football and is a great player.

"This is just the beginning and you (Amical) should continue to work hard for your next match in Fiji against Lautoka next month", wrote Chikau.

Chikau has crown OFC goal keeper of the tournament in three OFC Beach Soccer competitions, and he is always regarded as the Vanuatu top goal keeper now living in Australia with his Italian wife.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Amicale, Lautoka find form on the road

Group A of the 2011 O-League has thrown up two surprise results on Saturday with 2-1 away wins for both Amicale and Lautoka against Hekari United and Koloale respectively.

In Honiara, Australian import Matthew Mayora put Lautoka ahead in the 16th minute to silence the 10,000 plus fans at Lawson Tama Stadium. Ten minutes later he grabbed a brace to leave the 2009 finalists reeling.

But Koloale clawed their way back with a goal to Ian Paia in the 35th minute, assisted by Jeffery Bule, while Benjamin Totori went close to equalising with a pair of chances just before the half.

The home side came out firing after the break with Paia almost sealing a double, but the visitors did well to sustain the early pressure. Totori proved a handful for the Lautoka defense in the second half but when he took a knock in the 85th minute, Koloale lost their momentum and looked to be out of answers.

The Fijians did well to hold the lead and will go home with a valuable three points to kick off their season.

In a similar match played out at PMRL stadium in Port Moresby, Amicale debuted in the O-League with an extraordinary 2-1 win over defending champions Hekari.

Vanuatu International Fenedy Masauvakalo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with the visitors managing to hold onto the 1-0 lead at half-time.

Solomon signing Jack Wetney doubled Amicale's lead shortly after the break while compatriot Henry Fa'arodo got one back for Hekari in the 57th minute.

The home side, bound for the FIFA Club World Cup in less than two months, dominated much of the second half but the Amicale goalkeeper almost singlehandedly earned his side the victory with some outstanding saves in the dying stages of the match.

Meanwhile in Group B, Auckland City proved too good for AS Magenta at Kiwitea Street in Auckland with Adam McGeorge, David Mulligan and Daniel Koprivcic all getting on the score sheet to make it 3-0. In the other Group A match, Waitakere United and Tahiti's AS Tefana do battle at 2:00pm on Sunday at Fred Taylor Park.

 

OFC Media.



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VFF Bred Cup kicks off today

Vanuatu Football Federation Bred Cup will kick off today at Port Vila
Stadium. Vaum United TVL Champion of Northern Region will play home
and away matches against the Champion of TVL Cup Southern Region,
Hilands FC at Port Vila Stadium. Hilands beat Port Vila Shepherds
United 2-1 to top the group last Saturday.

The match will kick off at 3:30pm and VFF ask all fans to come to
stadium before the kick- off time. VFF Bred Cup is proudly sponsored
by Bred Bank in Vanuatu and VFF would like to thank Bred Bank for
their continuous finally support to VFF t develop football in Vanuatu.

Vaum United Club secretary Tasso Morsen said his team is ready to
change the football story in Vanuatu.

"We went into camp four weeks ago and our objective is clear to play
well, to win the Bred Cup and bring it for the first time to Santo."
We want to change the story because every time it has always been
teams from Vila that won these national tournaments."

"We are here to win and will not accept defeat." We will make sure we
beat Hilands FC in the first and second leg and we will see about
Tafea later."

The winner of home and away match today and Wednesday will play Tafea
on Saturday to see who will win the VFF Bred Cup final 2010.

" Today, Tafea FC is not the same Tafea as before as many teams have
been able to defeat them this year and we can defeat them too." he
concluded.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Fijian trio ruled out for O-League champs

October 21, 2010
By Reginald Chandar

Defending O-League champion, Hekari United of Papua New Guinea will not be able to field three Fijian players in their opening fixture against Amicale FC of Vanuatu this Saturday.

The three players; Alvin Singh and Malakai Tiwa of Ba and Osea Vakatalesau of Lautoka are yet to be cleared by their districts and Fiji Football Association.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar confimed the ineligibility of the trio.

"The three players have not been cleared and Fiji FA will only issue their ITC once their respective districts have cleared them," said Kumar.

"There is dispute between the players and their districts and they have to sort things out before the parent body clears the players to feature for their new club."

"Both Ba and Lautoka have stated that the players have breached their contracts and in this case all the dues to needs to be settled."

"We have informed Hekari about the situation and the club is in correspondence with Fiji FA and the districts."

However, Pita Bolaitoga and Tuimasi Manuca who starred for the PNG club in the O-League last season are cleared to feature this season and will be sure starters.

Hekari has already lost star midfielders in the form of Alick Maemae and Stanley Waita who have both joined Amicale FC of Vanuatu and will feature against their former side in Port Moresby.

source: Fijilive

Tafea prepares to meet Yatel tomorrow

Vanuatu Power Reds Tafea F.C., are aiming to secure 6 points when they
meet Yatel F.C. in the Port Vila TVL Premier League match at 1pm
tomorrow.

The match is considered a very important one for the Reds since they
have played 2 matches and lost 1 to Amical F.C. 2 weeks ago, by 3-0.

With the absence of Moisa Poida in the last session, saw a drop in
Tafea's power house, but the former captain now indicated to Vanuafoot
that he is returning to the pitch.

"I am back and will play for my club tomorrow. We respect Yatel a lot
because they can be winners and we have lost to them before, but we
are prepared", said Poida.

"We accept the fact that we are behind Amical and others in classment,
but we will not give up on the race", he said.

"Francois Sakama is a quality player, but playing along side Tafea's
new young striker, Noal Morris, it's difficult, so will rely on Jean
Nako tomorrow", he concluded.

Yatel F.C. is also focusing on the match and have indicated importance
of forwards strikers like Peter Lency.

They have lost one match with Spirit and a draw with Shepherds United.

PVFA TVL Premier League

Date 23rd October 2010

Tafea vs Yatel

Venue: Port Vila Stadium

Time: 13:00hrs (Vanuatu time)

VFF TVL Cup

Shepherds United vs Hilands

Time: 15:00hrs (Vanuatu time)


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VFF TVL Cup : Lakotau draw with Hilands 3-3

Lakotau F.C. of Shefa performed well in their last and final match of
the Southern Region VFF TVL Cup yesterday with a draw with Tafea
Football Association Champion, Hilands.

Heavy rain poured as the match begins, but it did not tampered
Lakotau's striker, Wilfred Alban's shot to goal in the 19 minutes.

Hilands Jimmy Iakel returned a goal 28 minutes later, but before half
time, Shefa Champions pulled one back when Jefferey Kalran scored in
the 39 minutes putting the half time score at 2-1.

Hilands Jemson Ruben equalizes for the Blues 69 minutes in the 2nd
half, but Lakotau continues to press on the Southern Island team when
Kalmet Lawa inserted the third goal for the Greens.

Hilands continues to attack in the last 15 minutes and were paid off
when Samson Tarif hit the back of Lakotau net to make it 3-3.

Both teams traded prime opportunities to score the game-winner in
added time, but no one found the back of the net before the final
whistle.

Lakotau Captain Jacques Kalotuk said, "The weather is not good today
but we played better than Saturday. We should have won this match but
that's football. After all, I think a 3-3 draw was fair for both
teams".

Hilands Captain, Ken Puru Iata also blamed the poor weather conditions.

"We are happy with the draw, but again the weather is not too good to
play for us", said Ken Puru. "My boys really work hard to return back
the equalizer", he said.

"We will now focus on our last and a very important match against
Shepherds United this Saturday. We are here to represent our province
and play to win", he added.

Hilands will play Shepherds United of Port Vila on Saturday at 3:00pm
and the winner will play Northern Region champion Vaum United on
Monday.

If Hilands must beat United to move to the top of the classment, and
United just need a draw to enter to final with Vaum United next week.


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Thousands of Vanuatu Fans ready to listen to the live coverage on radio Vanuatu

Amical vs Hekari: Thousands of Vanuatu Fans ready to listen to the
live coverage on radio Vanuatu

The O-League is turning eyeballs around for many thousand football
fans in Vanuatu and around Oceania region. Tomorrow, the lucky ones
will have the chance to watch the match live at PMRL stadium in
Moresby, and cheer for their teams, but the remain anxious fans are
waiting back home to catch all the excitement on the Radio Vanuatu on
Saturday.

The match details are as follows:

Hekari United [PNG] vs. Amicale FC [VAN]
Saturday 23 October
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
PMRL Stadium
Local kick-off: 3pm in PNG. 2pm in Vanuatu

Referee: Nick WALDRON [NZL]
Assistant referee 1: Hilary ANI [PNG]
Assistant referee 2: David CHARLES [PNG]
Fourth Official: Job Ponis MINAN [PNG]
Hekari United: 20. Gure GABINA [GK], 2. Gideon OMOKIRIO, 6. Abraham
INIGA, 7. Benjamin MELA, 9. Tuimasi MANUCA, 11. Joachim WAROI, 12.
David MUTA, 13. Andrew LEPANI, 14. Niel HANS, 15. Samuel KINI, 16.
Pita BOLATOGA, 17. Kema JACK, 18. Ericson KOMENG, 19. Koriak UPAIGA,
25. Alvin SINGH, 26. David TARO, 28. Henry FA'ARODO, 30. Godfrey
BANIAU [GK].
Coach: Jerry ALLEN.
Amicale FC: [from] 1. Ernest BONG [GK], 2. Stewart GARAELOTHI, 3.
Young PAUL, 4. Selwyn ALA, 5. Richard ANISUA, 6. Nelson SALE, 7. Jean
Robert YELOU, 8. Jerry SHEM, 9. Dereck MALAS, 10. Batram SURI, 11.
Fenedy MASAUVAKALO, 12. Anthony HARRY, 13. Gibson DAUDAU, 14. Moffat
DERAMOA, 15. Alphonse BONGNAIM, 16. Mostyn SANGA, 17. Alick MAEMAE,
18. Richard GARAE, 19. Jack WETNEY, 20. Joel NAKAPUE, 21. Philip
TOMAKE, 22. Chikau MANSALE [GK], 24. Roger WAIWAI, 25. Stanley WAITA,
27. Malcolm MARALAU, 28. John TAIVA, 31. Edika MAETA
Coach: William MALAS

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

TVL Premier League: Tupiji Imere wins at last against Spirit 08

Toroi Sokomanu's side got their first win of the campaign.

Tupuji Imere F.C. picked up their first win of the TVL Premier League
last weekend after beating Spirit 08 2-1.

The first goal came from a young Imere's striker, Silas Frank.

Silas managed a good ball work to the right side of the Spirit defense
and makes a fine shot of his life that drives a hit on the crossbar
and went in to the Blue's net.

Spirit managed to equalize from a great touch by Didier but they could
not stop the pressure when minutes later, Tupuji veteran captain, Anto
Malapa converted a penalty to give them the victory.

Tupuji Head coach Toroi Sokomanu said, "I am very happy with my young
team. They played well today. We lost three of our matches in the
championship and it will be very hard for us to catch up if we lose
this match, but today I am very happy with the 3 points secured by my
boys."

"Silas Frank's goal made me jump because it's a beautiful goal to
watch. He worked hard with the ball and made a good shot in the end".

"I wish to thank my supporters who are always here in every game to
give their support to us", said a happy Sokomanu.

"We are also proud because we are producing good players who have and
will continue to play here and with different clubs around Port Vila,
and people in our village of Mele are very proud of that too", he
concluded.

Tupuji Imere F.C. is well known in Vanuatu for producing good players
like Seimata Chilia and David Chilia who were played against with
Spirit 08 F.C., Alfred Malas in Tafea F.C., Derek Malas and Fenedy
Masauvakalo with Amical F.C. and Seule Soromon in New Zealand.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stay motivated and play smart Amical, said Buzzetti and Poida

Carlos Buzzetti and Moise Poida have made calls to Amicale F.C. to
stay motivated and play smart when they meet their challenger this
weekend.

The Spirit 08 and former National and Fiji Technical Director, Carlos
Buzzetti, and Veteran national player Moise Poida, have expressed
their wishes to Amical Football Club as they prepare to meet with
Hekari F.C. this Saturday, in Papua New Guinea.

"Good luck to you as Champions, but stay motivated and play smart,"
said Mr. Buzzeti.

"Hekari will be very strong in their home ground and they will
continue to fight their journey, but always think positive and play
well", he said.

"Spirit 08 is behind you and I am sure you will play a fantastic match
against the OFC Club Champion in PNG", he concluded.

Carlos praised Amical for wining the championship last season and wish
them all their best in their match this weekend.

On another call, former Tafea F.C. and National Team captain, who also
played the historical match with the Oceania side against France 98
National Team, Moise Poida, also expressed his view on Amical's
success.

"Amical is a very strong team and they have been playing very good
football and deserve to play in the O League", he said.

"In 2001, my team went into the final with Wollongong Wolves of
Australia in PNG and we lost by 1-0 to the Wolves in the last minutes
of the game".

"We prepared well before the game by establishing a camp in Australia
and we stay there for a week before flying to PNG, and we believe that
has produced good results when we reach the final of the O-League for
the first time", said Poida.

"Amical, have a different strategy in contrast to Tafea. No overseas
trip, but I can assure everyone that they are very strong with a very
good team composition. I do wish them all the best this weekend in
PNG", he concluded.

Amical F.C. flew out from Port Vila on yesterday afternoon to Brisbane
and then to Papua New Guinea on Thursday morning.

The match between Amical and Hekari will be broadcast live on Radio
Vanuatu on Saturday.


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Daniel impressive as Shepherds United cruised past Lakotau

Shepherds United  cruised past Lakotau F.C. in a 7-2 victory at Port Vila Stadium yesterday afternoon in the first day of the Southern Region VFF TVL Cup 2010.

Former Vanuatu national Rep, Willie August open the scoreboard for the United 5 minutes in the first half and Daniel Michael also known as Danny, added on the second goal 9 minutes later and finishes of a 3rd just before break.

The 2nd half saw the Green boys from Lakotau through Moses Kalosin came to break the spell to give his team the chance of a goal of the day.

Danny hit the back of Lakotau net again in 55 minutes before 2 more goals came from united striker, Roderick.

Lakotau striker, Esau Timothy, added another score for the Greens before the end of the match, but were held to a 7-2 victory by the United.

Shepherds defender, Ali Silas said, "We didn't play well today but we scored 7 goals which is good for us because now we have 3 points on the table and await Hilands F.C. when we meet this Saturday.

"I am sure that our match against Hilands on Saturday will decide which team will play the champion of Northern Region, Vaum United in the final", he said

Lakotau Captain Daniel Kalkau said, "Shepherds United is too strong for us.Although we manage to score against 2 goals and missed a few in the second half, I must say that Football in Port Vila is too strong".

Lakotau F.C. will play their last match against Hilands F.C. of Tafea Football Association on Wednesday 20th October 2010 at Port Vila Stadium. Kick-off time is at 3:30pm.

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Practice makes perfect, says Natonga

Mr. Saby Natonga, VFF Vice President calls on the 33 referees who attended the FIFA MA Referee course in Teouma last week that their certificate is for them to keep at home, but they must apply what they have achieved in the field.
"I assure you, there is nothing more than knowing the rules and it should be on your must-read list if you want to become a better referee", he said.
"The more often you read and understand the Laws of the game, and practice it day by day, the better you will be. Practice makes perfect", he said.
"Your certificate is for your house but the most important element now is how you apply the laws of the game during a soccer match."
"You must prepare yourself before taking matches. It is important to always keep fit and doing exercises, plus group trainings are very important for you", he added.
Mr. Natonga concluded his special remarks by encouraging all the referees to stay strong and take their challenging role with pride so to gain respect from fan's and also for the betterment of the sport.
"I tell you fans will go crazy because football is dear to their hearts. Football is number one sports in Vanuatu, but I encourage you referees to stay on track and be strong".
Mr. Natonga also thanked the referees for their hard work and their efforts for their work and continuous support to develop football in their Member Associations.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Amical tops PVFA: Maemae scored four goals

Amical F.C. moved to top of the Port Vila Premier League division with 9 points as four goals apiece, came from Solomon International Alick Maemae and Jack Whitney's add-on, saw the Red Devil's hammered Ifira Black Bird F.C. by 5 goal to 0 last Saturday at Port Vila Stadium.
Alick Maemae open the scoring board 25th minutes in the first half  by a perfect free-kick pass from the forward maestro, Fenedy Masauvakalo and Maemae makes no mistake but put the ball into the net.
Maemae and Fenedy were also involved in the 2nd goal by another free-kick 9 minutes later, and Maemae hit his second goal to stretched Amical leading by 2 goals.
Second half saw Solomon Futsal star, Jack Whitney putting the third goal in the 54 minutes after receiving perfect pass from the Super Red's captain Fenedy, and building more pressure on Ifira Black Bird side saw Maemae again scored his third goal from a penalty spot in 63 minutes.
The Red Devils continue to play their advanced style of football until Maemae score his fourth goal in the 82nd minutes to give Vanuatu Champion club a victory.
William Malas, Amical Head Coach praised his boys for their performance which in return saw Amical players throwing gifts and posing to their fans after the match.
"Ifira Black Bird beat us last month and today my players play with their hearts to beat them and this is a very good result for the club", he said.
"Alick Maemae plays a very good football today along side with Fenedy and Whitney. He shows confidence and we are all happy for him because today he is also our player of the match and he broke the club record by the 4 goals he scored in a match."
In the other two matches, Tupuji Imere made a come-back when they manage to beat the most improving team in PVFA last season, the Spirit 08, by 2-1, and Shepherds United manage to take revenge on the Academy by holding on to a 2-1 victory over the young guns.
PVFA Classement: Amical 9 points, Spirit 08 6 points, Academy 6 points, Shepherds United 6 points, Tafea 3 points, Tupuji Imere 3 points, Yatel FC 3 point, Ifira Black Bird 0 point,
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FIFA MA Referee Course in Vanuatu a success

Local football referees in Vanuatu have the chance to enhance and upgrade their referee knowledge skills for a week in Port Vila last week when they attended the FIFA refereeing course contacted by OFC RAP team. The week-long course began on Monday 11th to 15th October 2010 was attended by 31 football referees and 14 Instructors from all the affiliated football associations within the Vanuatu Football Federation.

The Vice President of VFF, Saby Natonga officially close the course last Friday and ask all referees in Vanuatu to work hard and prepare well before they officiate any matches in their MAs or  VFF. He said, "If there are no referees, there is no good football but you referees have a very big responsibility to do and the responsibility is to love football and you must always prepare well be officiating a soccer match."

Mr Natonga acknowledged the course and said the demand for higher and better refereeing in leagues around the country is of concern. He thanked the participants for taking their time to attend the course and has called on them to keep up their commitment towards building football in the country in line with FIFA standards.

"I fully support the words of VFF President, Lambert Maltock that in the future you referees must not boycott any soccer matches because you are all part of VFF team to develop football in Vanuatu."

Massimo Raveino in his opening speech he said Vanuatu Referees must work hard again to achieve success in refereeing. He said before Vanuatu was regarded as one country who supplies good referees that officiated in different World Cups tournament but now the standards is going down.

Mr Nasse Carlo VFF RDO said he is happy with the course and have learned a lot from OFC FIFA RAP team and ask his referees to work as a team to achieve success again in refereeing.

Mr Saby Natonga thanked FIFA and OFC for organizing the course again in Vanuatu for the third time.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Southern Region VFF TVL Cup begins Monday

Vanuatu Football Federation TVL Cup of Southern Region will begin in Port Vila on Monday next week and there will be three clubs playing to see who will be the champion of South of the country.

VFF Competition Manager Robert Calvo said, "Football is getting ready to kick for VFF TVL Cup for players playing in the islands next week and it's going to be good experience for them playing in Port Vila."

" I must say that football is not very strong in the islands but stories in the field of play can change after the final whistle."

Shepherds United of Port Vila Football Association, Latokau FC of Shefa Football Association and Holands of Tafea Football Association will be playing for a place in the final against Vaum United of Santo.

Telecom Vanuatu Limited is the biggest partner of Vanuatu Football Federation and VFF Executive and staffs would like to thank Vanuatu Telecom Limited (TVL) for their continuous support in developing football in Vanuatu in all ages since 2005.

Program

Monday 18th October 2010- Port Vila Stadium- 3:30pm

Shepherds United vs Lakotau FC

Wednesday 20th October 2010- Port Vila Stadium- 3:30pm

Lakotau FC vs Hilands FC

Saturday 23rd October 2010- Port Vila – 3:00pm

Shepherds United FC vs Hilands FC

Photo: Shepherds United taking part VFF TVL cup 2010.

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Amical Vice President Andrew Leong: Our Aim Is To Play Our Own Style Of Football Against Hekari FC.

Amical boss, Andrew Leong, told All Vanuatu Medias in a Press Conference yesterday that his team is not afraid of taking on last season's O League Champions Hekari United, and aiming to do well against them next week in Papua New Guinea.

"We are taking on OFC Club Champions, Hekari, a very strong side, but we are the Vanuatu Super Reds," Leong reiterated to Vanuafoot. "We may have our problems, but we come here to play our own match", he said.

"We know who we are playing, but Hekari does not scare us".

"This is only the first match in the group stage in the O League Tournament. Even though Hekari stands out as the best team, the other three teams [My team Amical, Lautoka and Koloale] have everything to play for".

"We want to play better and qualify for the next phase. This is first our O League objective."

"Our aim is to improve if it is possible our kind of play to have more continuity, to do better and stay involved in all the O League competitions until the end,"Amical Vice President Leong said.

 

Amical Head Coach William Malas said, we have to be brave to succeed against the O league champion. We'll certainly try to score at least a goal away and a win is good for us."

 

These are the names players travelling next Wednesday to play against Hekari United:

 

Ernest Bong (GK), Nakapue Joel (GK), Kilifa Nelson Sale, Bongnaim Alphonse, Paul Young, Sese Ala Selwyn, Waita Stanley, Yelou Jean Robert, Deramoa Moffat, Daudau Gibson Samo, Whitney Jack, Masauvakalo Fenedy, Shem Jerry, Garae Richard, Garaelothi Steward, Anisua Richard, Maemae Alick and Paul Olivier and Taiva John Wingy.

 

Officials: Simo Jackson (Vanuafoot), Chabod Jean- Yves (President), Melelp Yves( Member executive) Malas William( Head Coach), Philimon John (Coach) Iata Albert Kawas (Physio)

 

Main Sponsors:

Foreign:Good Fielder, Pacific Food and Reef Shipping.

Local :  Au Bon Marche, Swire Shipping, Autorights, Capital FM 107, Daily Snacks, Dominique Dihn, Iririki island Resort, Grand Hotel Casino, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Moorings Hotel Port Vila, Vanuatu Sticks, Palms Casino, Port Vila Football Association, Port Vila Municipality, Vanuatu Beverage

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Koloale names O-league team

Solomon Island O-League representative club, Koloale has finally released its squad for the O-2010/11 League competition.

Koloale's list comes out just 2 weeks before their first O-League match of the season, against Fiji champions Lautoka on Saturday 23rd of October, 2010.

A total of 26 players have made the final cut for Koloale's O-League campaign with the list featuring some of the top players in Solomon Islands.

Standing out in the Koloale line up are defenders George Suri and Samson Takayama who will be expected to strengthen their defensive lines, an area they were vigorously searching for players for during their recruitment exercise.

Takayama has performed excellently in the 2008 O-League where he contributed massively to KOSSA's run to the finals where they lost to then New Zealand champions, Waitakere United.

Suri brings with him experience from playing in New Zealand where he has featured for Auckland City and also the East Coast Bays.

Upfront, Benjamin Totori has been named to shoulder the bulk of the scoring responsibilities.

Most notably, he will not be partnering with Henry Fa'arodo who has committed to Hekari United for the 2010 FIFA World Club Championship.

Instead at his disposal Totori has the experienced Ezra Sale and youngster Ian Paia who will be partnering him.

The partnership between Paia and Totori has been proven to be effective against local clubs but how that will work out in the O-League is something everyone will have to wait and see.

Utility forward Joses Nawo will be there to provide support to the Koloale attack as well as to the midfield where he has been known to be lethal from.

The most interesting inclusion in the team is former national goalkeeper Felix Ray Jnr. who has shifted from the blue/white of Honiara champions Makuru to don the green and gold of Koloale for the O-League.

Ray is one of the top goalkeepers in the country and having him as a support goalkeeper for Shadrack Ramoni will be very valuable for Koloale.

Koloale last represented Solomon Islands in the 2008/09 O-League where they reached the finals against Auckland City.

 

Club vice-president, Timothy Aruafu, is saying that Koloale will try to rise above their mistakes in their last O-League outing this season.

"We will try and use every opportunity to win all our matches," Aruafu said adding that they are not threatened by their opponents recruiting overseas players for their line ups.

Koloale have remained true to their word and have not imported any foreign players into their squad unlike most of the opponents they will be coming up against in the O-League.

In an interview earlier this year, coach Peter Eke had said there is no need for Koloale to look for players overseas because Solomon Island has all the players any team needs.

<b>The Koloale line-up:</b>

1.            Shadrack Ramoni (GK)

2.            Eddie Ramo (GK)

3.            Felix Ray Jnr. (GK)

4.            Leonard Olea

5.            Jeffery Bule

6.            Francis Lafai

7.            Samson Takayama

8.            Augustine Samani

9.            Lency Saeni

10.          Steve Saru

11.          Steve Anisi

12.          Welshman Houkaraua

13.          Fred Kini

14.          Presly Futa

15.          Henry Wale

16.          Ezra Sale

17.          Ian Paia

18.          Benjamin Totori

19.          Gabriel Eke

20.          Joses Nawo

21.          Peter Auga

22.          Hardis Aengari

23.          George Suri

24.          Cecil Buru

25.          Mostyn Beui

26.          Abraham Eke Jnr.




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Referees stop boycotting matches, says Lambert Maltock

Vanuatu Football Federation President, Lambert Maltock reminded all referees in Vanuatu, especially Port Vila, that his executive do not want to see referees boycotting Port Vila Football Association matches again in the future.

Mr. Maltock made some very strong remarks before he officially open the FIFA MA referee course in Port Vila on Monday 11th October 2010, at Teouma Football Academy.

"We must not practice such stance, and I as President, will not tolerate such hindrance to football in Vanuatu. We must work together for the betterment of football in Vanuatu and need to move forward. Our priority is to serve our country's football federation and people who support football in Vanuatu. If there are no players, clubs, association and competition, there are no referees", he said.

"The clubs and players spend their money on affiliation fees, team uniforms and more and they don't get paid for what they do, and referees have free uniform from VFF, OFC and FIFA and also receive allowance from MAs and still create issues. Please act responsibly and lets work together to develop football in Vanuatu", he said.

He also stressed that any referees boycotting matches in the future will be disciplined and suspended from his/her role as a referee in Vanuatu.

"Since I came to work with the Vanuatu Football Federation in 2007, the federation administration and finance were in a mess. It was not easy for the team, and we have been working hard for the last 3 years despite the crisis we face, but one of the objectives we focus on, is to keep football alive in the country and at the same time we try to maintain the credibility of football in the field of play and also the performance of refereeing", he said.

"In 2007, the federation has thirty six million debt deficitand it was not easy for me and my executive to find solution to that, and today, as President, I am proud to say, the 36 Million Vatu debt has now removed from our accounts".

"My next mission now is to focus on football development and want to see referees performance improves in Vanuatu. I want to thank OFC RAP team for what they have done for Vanuatu Referees and Massimo, thank you and your team for the time you will be spending here to help Vanuatu referees", said Mr. Maltock.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Amical 3-1 Tafea: Fenedy and Moffet Super Reds past Tafea

Amical FC maintained their six-point lead at the top of the TVL
Premier League in Port Vila as Fenedy Masauvakalo scored two goals in
the first half and Solomon International Moffet in the second half
earned them a 3-1 win over Tafea Football Club. Jean Nako of Tafea
scored the only goal for the Power reds in 90 minutes of the match.

The Super Reds victory over Tafea is encouraged by signs of a renewed
team spirit as Amical is now preparing hard to play Hekari on the 23rd
October 2010 in Papua New Guinea .

Amical coach Philimon John said that he was very happy with how his
team performed last Saturday. He told Vanuafoot: "Something is being
created here. The team was not discouraged and always believed in the
victory, and this state of mind pleases me very much."

"Before this match I said the team lacked experience and a single
match cannot change that. We experienced a difficult first half
against a team which defended rigorously and took no risks and we were
unable to create clear chances but thank God for Fenedy for the two
goals.

"At half-time I asked the players to be patient and not to get too
excited. After the break, the match was very open and they, like us,
had opportunities to open the scoring. What made the difference was
the physical freshness of those who came on.''

Fenedy Masauvakalo said, "We created many chances, and in this kind of
game we needed to be calm. The patience paid off and I dedicated our
win to God because every time I play I must ask for God for his
protection and to help me play fair and respect my opponent in the
field of play."

In the other matches, Academy beat Tupuji 2-1 and Spirit 08 beat
Shepherds United 2-0

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Vanuatu Referees must work hard now, says Massimo

Vanuatu Referees must work hard now, says Massimo

FIFA MA Referee Course officially opens yesterday in Port Vila at the
academy by the Vanuatu Football President Lambert Maltock yesterday
morning. The course is conducted by the three Referee Instructors of
FIFA working in Oceania Football Confederation.

Massimo Raveino who is the Referee Development Officer of FIFA in OFC
and also the man behind the referee's organization in OFC asked all
referees in Vanuatu to think seriously about refereeing.

He said, "Before Vanuatu referees officiated in the World Cup,
Confederation Cup, Under 17 World Cup, Under 20 World Cup and Olympics
Games but now the refereeing in Vanuatu is going down and other
Pacific Islands are coming up."

"Why, because you Referees are not serious." Some of you are here
because you like travelling to other countries but I want to remind
you all that our main purpose is to serve Vanuatu Football
Federation."

"We are here to serve Vanuatu Football Federation and the referees who
are coming behind us" We need to work as a team to assist VFF
President and his executive to develop Football in all members
associations in Vanuatu. "He concluded.

Massimo Raveino will be flying back to Auckland with VFF President
Lambert Maltock on Wednesday to attend the OFC executive meeting in
Tonga this weekend and Neil Poloso and Kader Touati will continue with
the course until Saturday.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

TVL Premier League Day 3 Preview

Port Vila Stadium will come alive again this Saturday 9th October 2010 after the referees have decided to come back to officiate matches at Port Vila Football Association.

The first match of the day will see the Young stars of Academy will play Tupuji Imere at 12:00pm .Tupuji already lost their two matches this season and will play for a win this weekend. Anto Malapa , Tupuji captain will try to encourage his boys to fight for a win against the young stars. Academy already has 3 points on the table and will depend on striker Jean Kaltak and Nemani Rogara up front to score for them.

Second match of the day will see Shepherds United will play the most improving team in the league Spirit 08 at 1:45pm. This is going to be a very exciting match to watch. Both teams already have 3 points on the table.  Spirit lineup is steady and the Sounders are winning.  Spirit head Coach Carlos Buzzettie will want to play for a win and on the other side of the field is Albert Manaroto head coach of Shepherds United who also looking for a win against the Blues.

The third match of the day will see the Champions Amical FC will play against the last 15 years Vanuatu Club champion, Tafea Football Club at 3:30pm.  Both teams already have 3 points on the ladder and tomorrow's game will be a tough one. Amical will have Fenedy Masauvakalo who is the fine captain and striker at the moment playing alongside Solomon International Jack Whitney and Alick Maemae. Amical defence is always solid with Standley Waita and Robert Yolou as the holding midfielders.

Tafea lost twice to Amical FC this year. This is not going to be an easy game for the Power Reds.  The 4-4-2 formation allows forwards Jean Nako and Francois Sakama to play in the middle and take advantage of the crosses from Namatak Silas and Sam Obed.  

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Academy new Futsal court

A new futsal court will be open soon at the Vanuatu Football Federation Academy at Teouma to help upgrade the standard of futsal in Vanuatu. VFF announces that the new facility dedicated to Futsal will focus in youth futsal development and bringing an established and proven approach to futsal skills development in Vanuatu.

 

John Kupa the Academy caretaker said, "It is good that we have a futsal court at the Academy."Our players who like to play futsal will no longer have to play on the grass but now on the real futsal pitch."

 

Moise Poida national U 20 said, "FUTSAL is about developing players." "Simply, it is the way the world plays indoor soccer."

 

"We are excited to bring FUTSAL to our academy and hope next year, Academy will have one or two futsal teams in the league in Port Vila."

 

"This is an opportunity to have top quality players who play real futsal and represent Vanuatu in OFC tournament." He concluded.

 

Vanuatu Football Federation would like to thank FIFA Goal Project to fund the court and thank Oceania Football Confederation for the great support in making the dream of having a Futsal court at the Teouma Academy came through.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good win for the Champions

Vanuatu Champion Club, Amicale F.C. have more than enough motivation
to beat Port Vila selection in a  friendly organized yesterday at Port
Vila Municipal Stadium.

The match is one of the most entertaining friendly matches this year
with so many chances coming so often you couldn't afford to look away
for a second.

The first half was exciting with two goals from Fenedy Masauvakalo in
the 12th minutes and Alick Maemae scored his first goal for his new
club in 39th minutes, and many chances were wasted by both sides.

The game started off quickly with Amicale with most of the ball
possession and Port Vila Squad coming in to catch up in their
midfield.

Despite a comfortable score line by Vanuatu's representative club in
the O-League, some weaknesses were evident. They looked comfortable
with their ball handling but a bit choked when they lose the ball.

The Red devil's midfielder, Stanley Waita who played the whole match
yesterday was delighted to see his side beat a strong Port Vila squad
which made up of three Mont Dort F.C. players from New Caledonia.

"We deserved the win against Port Vila. We played an exceptional fast
game in the first half. I am very happy with the role I play as
midfielder for the club and wish we can improve more before we play
Hekari", said Waita

Amicale F.C. will play their first OFC Champions league match on the
23rd October 2010 at the PMRL Stadium, Port Moresby.

Jean Yves Chapo, President of Amicale F.C. praised his boys for the
win, especially Alick Maemae who got praised for fitting well with the
Reds composition.

"Maemae is a player who knows what he wants in the field and he knows
how to get it. He also knows that he is not supposed to break and he
takes a team a step further. Maemae is a low profile person with a
very calm attitude", said Mr. Chapo.

"He has recently put on spot by media regarding his transfer to
Amicale and issues with Hekari, and the reason PVM Stadium was packed
yesterday for the friendly," he concluded.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Spirit 08 beats Amical in Friendly

Carlos Buzzetti's boys , Spirit 08 beat Vanuatu Club Champion Amical FC in a friendly match last Saturday at Port Vila Stadium while Academy smashed Shepherds United with 4 goals to nothing and the Vanuatu Power Reds, Tafea F.C., came on later to beat Yatel 3-1.

The only goal from 08 came in the second half from a corner kick and Spirit striker made no mistake to get the first and only goal of the match to give victory to the fourth ranked club in Port Vila last season.

Carlos Buzzetti said, "This is a very good win for us as we are preparing very hard for this year's championship. My boys played really well against a good side and we are happy that we score the only goal to win the match."

"The1-0 defeat against our team is a disaster", said an Amicale fan.

"It is a very bad day and there is nothing we can say and hope Amical can get back on track to be ready in time to play Hekari on the 23rd October 2010in Papua New Guinea." he concluded.

Amicale F.C. have already played two friendlies so far. They beat Tafea FC two weeks ago by 3-1, and last Saturday they lost to Spirit 08 by 1-0.

Tomorrow in Vanuatu is a public holiday, and Amical F.C. will play their 3rd friendly at 3pm with the Port Vila Selection at Port Vila Stadium.

The match is proudly sponsored by Sun Production and the winner will receive VT 100 000.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tahiti 5 - 1 Vanuatu


Tahiti have beaten Vanuatu 5-1 in the first match on day three of the OFC Women's Nations Cup New Zealand 2010.

See below for the play-by-play action.

The starting line-ups were as follows:

Tahiti: 1. Poroni TURANA (GK), 2. Mariko IZAL, 3. Maruina TOM SING VEIN, 5. Angela TAIARUI, 8. Vaitiare PITO, 10. Mohea HAUATA (c), 11. Heimiri ALVAREZ, 12. Tiare WHITE, 13. Sandrine TEAUNA, 14. Tiere APO, 18. Clara MARAHITI

Vanuatu: 17. Haia TAIWIA (GK), 2. Leisale SOLOMON, 5. Sileye SAINA, 6. Jeanine ALATOA, 8. Stephanie TOUGEN, 9. Joella AVOCK, 10. Elodie SAMUEL (c), 11. Serah THOMPSON, 12. Thelma KALPUKAI, 15. Evensta ARU, 16. Melanie MANSALE

The match kicks off

1' Conditions are not ideal today with surface water covering most of the pitch

2' Vanuatu goalkeeper Haia Taiwia has to charge out of her area to clear a Tahiti through ball

3' The surface water is making play difficult but both sides are trying to keep the ball on the floor and play

5' The opening minutes have been an even contest with no chances created so far

6' Tahiti captain Mohea Hauata surprisingly has a strike at goal from a free kick near half way but it poses no problems for Taiwia

7' Heimiri Alvarez shoots wide from the right hand side of the field

8' Taiwia again has to act as a sweeper to stamp out a Tahiti attack

9' Taiwia lets an Alvarez strike slip under her but Vanuatu manage to scramble the ball clear

10' Tiare White is caught offside for Tahiti

11' Taiwia once again has to leave her line but gets into trouble this time and Tahiti had a great opportunity to score but Hauata can't provide the finish

12' Now it's the turn of Tahiti goalkeeper Poroni Turana to come out of her area to clear a Vanuatu through ball

14' Hauata tries another long range attempt, from open play this time, but it does well wide

14' GOAL!!! Tahiti 1, Vanuatu 0: Heimiri Alvarez finishes well with a firm shot into the bottom corner after determined play from Tiare White creates the chance

17' Serah Thompson gets on the end of a through ball for Vanuatu but shoots straight at Turana from the right hand edge of the box

19' GOAL!!! Vanuatu 1, Tahiti 1: Vanuatu equalise when Stephanie Tougen hits the post after a one on one with Turana but gets to the rebound for a simple tap in

21' GOAL!!! Tahiti 2, Vanuatu 1: The scores do not remain level for long as Alvarez grabs her second, sweeping the ball into an empty net after Taiwia and her defence are caught out

22' Tahiti nearly make it three but Tiere Apo chips the ball wide after the Vanuatu defence is again stretched

23' Hauata hits another trademark long-range effort wide for Tahiti

25' It's end to end action as the game continues it's frantic pace, surprising really given the conditions

27' Joella Avock thinks she is in on goal for Vanuatu but the offside flag is raised

30' Apo breaks down the right for Tahiti but Vanuatu deal well with her cross

31' Hauata gets into a good position outside the box on the left but her shot is again off target

34' Hauata shoots at goal from a free kick on the left but can't get enough power to beat Taiwia

37' Tiare White is caught offside for Tahiti

38' The play is held up while Hauata is treated for an injury. She has been in the wars so far, it's the second time she has gone down after a heavy challenge

39' Tahiti are down to ten players at he moment while Hauata receives tretment off the field

40' YELLOW CARD: Sandrine Teauna is cautioned after making a dangerous tackle on the slippery surface

41' Hauata comes back on just before Vanuatu take their free kick after the card. The cross is spilled by Turana but she gathers at the second attempt

43' Vanuatu are enjoying a spell of pressure as they try to equalise before the break

44' A foul by Vanuatu relieves the pressure and Tahiti can now break forward again from the free kick

45' Some of the surface water has dried up but there is still plenty of it about and both sets of players are struggling to keep their feet

45' Two minutes of injury time will be added

45' + 1' The play is held up while Tahiti's Vaitiare Pito receives treatment for an injury

The referee brings the first half to an end

The second half kicks off

46' Vanuatu go straight onto the attack as they look to get back into the game

48' Sandrine Teauna shoots for Tahiti from just outside the box but slips as she hits it and doesn't make a clean enough connection to beat Taiwia

50' Vanuatu's Evensta Aru is carried off on a stretcher, it looks like her afternoon might be over

51' YELLOW CARD: Sileye Saina is cautioned for Vanuatu

53' Aru still appears to be in some discomfort but manages to make it back onto the field

56' The second half has begun in even fashion

57' Hauata shoots low along the ground from the edge of the box but Taiwia makes a smart save

59' Both sides make a change as Tihani Tokoragi replaces Pito for Tahiti and Sylvia Vatoko comes on for Thelma Kalpukai for Vanuatu

62' Tahiti are spending plenty of time in Vanuatu's half with Hauata continuing to look dangerous

64' SUBSTITUTION: Teauna is replaced by Tania Keuvahana for Tahiti

66' SUBSTITUTION: Avock is replaced by Phina Angelo for Vanuatu

70' Taiwia races out of her area to snuff out a Tahiti attack

72' Vanuatu press forward to try and get the equaliser but captain Elodie Samuel is caught offside

74' This match could still go either way but neither side has carved out a clear cut chance for a while

77' Angelo has a shot from outside the area for Vanuatu but it is esily dealt with by Turana

78' SUBSTITUTION: Apo is replaced by Nicole Bouges for Tahiti

81' GOAL!!! Tahiti 3, Vanuatu 1: Tiare White makes it three with a good finish after a break away

82' GOAL!!! Tahiti 4, Vanuatu 1: Tahiti go further ahead when Alvarez squares for Tokoragi to slides the ball into an open goal

83' GOAL!!! Tahiti 5, Vanuatu 1: Alvarez completes her hat-trick when she breaks down the left and rolls the ball under Taiwai from the edge of the box

85' SUBSTITUTION Tougen is replaced by Janice Alatoa for Vanuatu

87' Vanuatu have been left shell-shocked by this Tahiti goal blitz and now have no way back into the game

90' Two minutes of injury time will be played

The final whistle sounds


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Supporters must respect referees, Vanua

Referees in Port Vila are asking Port Vila Football Association to look seriously into referee matters after supporters exchange strong words with the match officials last week at Port Vila stadium.

Vanua Bani, President of the Port Vila Referee Committee said, "The supporters must have some respect from the referees. We are not paid full time to do the job. I don't think football fans in Vanuatu understand the Laws of the game. The duty of the referee is not that easy. The first thing to understand about a referee is that his / her greatest trait is invisibility. Ideally, the referee will make virtually no impact on the progress of the game. Nevertheless, the referee must be prepared to take control of the situation when necessary".

According to FIFA guides, the referee's job is to make sure he or she has the:

Knowledge of the Rules or Laws of the Game
Being in the proper position to see what fouls may be committed
Having the support of a strong training and mentoring organization, providing instruction prior to, and feedback after the game
Being personally dedicated to doing the best job possible and its not that easy". He added.

"Sometimes one referee officiate 2 to 3 matches a day because the club don't provide their referees, he said. We also want the league to look into our safety. The securities we have now are not neutral. We want new security company to look after us in our next matches and also we want an increase of our allowance", he added.

PVFA executive has met with the referees committee and decide to help them out and also decided that there will be no matches this weekend and re-schedules the matches to next week.

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