During the first ever MSC Press Conference yesterday at Television Blong Vanuatu (TBV), coordinator of the Tournament and Black Pacific Event, Mr David Firisua told the journalist that he is looking forward to see his dream comes through.
“The idea of starting a Melanesian Super Cup starts all the way back in 2007.” Said David Firisua.
“On the 2nd September 2007, the idea of starting a football competition for Melanesian countries comes up and during all my years with OFC, I never stop thinking about the tournament.”
“It takes time and a lot of thinking and planning to organise something and today my dreams comes through.”
“I personally thank Oceania Football, Vanuatu Football and Port Vila Football Association for all their great support and I am really looking forward to see the tournament kicks off today.”
“Whilst we look forward with much anticipation to enjoying this ‘Festival of Football’, we must, at the same time keep in mind that it needs be a financially viable exercise, to ensure longevity of the Melanesian Super Cup.”
“Black Pacific Event (BPE) takes great pleasure in introducing a partnership with the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health.”
“The PSRH is a non-governmental organization which encourages the professional development of reproductive and neonatal health care workers, across our Pacific Island countries.
“Proceeds from the MSC will go to this great cause to help them further their goals.” Said David Firisua.
“For us, this event provides an opportunity to build capacity within our football community. In addition to the obvious need for more high quality international fixtures”, says Vanuatu Football Federation CEO, Mr Albert Manaroto.
“In addition, the MSC presents an opportunity for us to increase awareness of social issues we face and to build meaningful partnerships with football stakeholders here in Vanuatu” he said.
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