Amicale new coach Robert Yelou said his team is young and they are ready to meet their rivals today.”
“I am a new coach and to be honest, I have a very young team.” Said Robert Yelow.
Most of our top players are now playing in Tahiti and Solomon Islands.”
“We have two new Fijian players, Osea Vaketalesau and Amani but they are still new to the team.”
“My young team is ready to take on Tafea today.” Said Robert Yelou.
Tafea FC coach Moise Poida thank BPE to invite them to be part of the tournament.
“Firstly, on behalf of Tafea executive, players and supporters, I would like to thank David Firisua for inviting us to be part of the competition.”
“My players are ready to face Amicale today.” Said Moise Poida.
Finishing runners-up to Auckland City FC at the OFC Champions League was a major blow to the Vanuatu side in 2014. Former-coach Nathan Hall had assembled a strong side with a mix of regional, local and international talent and they came incredibly close to becoming the first Vanuatu side to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup.
It wasn’t to be, but Amicale hasn’t been resting on their laurels. Personnel changes mean we will be witnessing a much different side to that which challenged for the title, but a side that will be no less determined to prove themselves.
Fijian super-striker Osea Vaketalesau has left Fiji powerhouse Ba to join Nigerian Sanni Issa in the attack and they have also lured former Tafea player Dalong Damalip.
Amicale have lost the services of key players in the form of Fendey Masauvakalo and Francois Sakama who are trying their luck in Tahiti, but management are confident they have assembled a side that can really challenge for the Melanesian title.
OFC B Licence accredited coach Moise Poida has been busy this year taking his side to consecutive National League titles as well as participating in the Group Stages of the 2014 OFC Champions League.
He also led the Vanuatu U-15 Boy’s at Youth Olympic Games Nanjing, China.
Throughout the highs and lows of the season Poida has remained focused and is looking to build another successful side with 2015 premier regional club action on the horizon. With the safe hands of rising Vanuatu goalkeeper Seiloni Iaruel between the posts and a strong mix of youth and experience in front of him, Tafea are looking to reassert themselves as a key player on the regional map. “Our young team, full of youthful exuberance are ready, fit and mentally prepared for the Melanesian Super Cup” said Poida.
This week’s competition will include a round robin format based on a league system with the three participating teams playing each other once.
Venue: Port Vila Stadium
Saturday 27 September 2014
2.30pm- Amicale FC vs Tafea FC
1 October 2014
2.30pm- Tafea FC vs Solomon Warriors FC
Saturday 4 October 2014
2.30pm- Amicale FC vs Solomon Warriors FC
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