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Tafea 2-1 Tupuji Mix Team

The opening goal came via a corner after the unmarked Sika Mahuni nodded the ball into the top corner after just nine minutes.
After the break Tupuji came back strongly against the Vanuatu Champions.
Imere captain Seule Soromon encouraged his boys to keep the pressure on the Tafea strikers and give no breathing space for them to score.
Tupuji Imere President Philip Malas has invited seven players from Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia and New Zealand to play for Tupuji Mix team against Tafea to celebrate 15 years of the establishment of Evergreen Tourism Business in Vanuatu.
Today Evergreen is the biggest tour operator own by NI-Vanuatu and they are the official sponsor of Tupuji Imere Football Club for the last 10 years.
Over 4000 fans who came to the stadium yesterday heard about Benjamin Totori’s coming and waiting to see him but his flight to Vanuatu arrived at 4pm.
Benjamin was welcome by Tupuji Imere President Philip Malas at the airport, rush to the stadium, put on his uniform as the crowds welcome him into the field with no warm up.
He replaced Captain Seule Soromon and handed the captain arm-band in the last ten minutes.
He created two golden chances in the last 5 minutes and leveled the scoreboard as he step in to score from a penalty spot in 95 minutes.
But things go bad for the yellow and blue when Tafea attacking midfielder Abtul Roguara volleyed a 35 meters free kick and the ball directly hits the back of Tupuji’s net in the last dying minutes.
Final score Tafea 2-1 Tupuji Imere Mix-Team.
After the match, Tupuji coach David Chilia told vanuafoot that his players failed to control affairs in the last dying minutes.
“There were some useful lessons out of this match,” he said.
“We should have held on for a draw but we let it go in the last minutes.”
“We made some mistakes, but as I said it’s a good lesson in what you can and can’t do.”
“ We can’t let it happen again on Saturday.”
“I’ve absolute belief in what our players can do. The match was very good and I am sure we have given Tafea FC a good test.”
“I personally thank all the foreign players who came out to play today especially one of the best football players in Oceania, Benjamin Totori.”
“I also thank Evergreen management for their financial support and thank the fans.” Concluded David Chilia, Tupuji Imere Mix-Team head coach.
Tafea and Tupuji Mix team again this Saturday 29 March 2014 at 3pm.
Today Friday 28 March 2014, Amicale FC will play their last friendly match against Suva at 3pm.

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