Vanuatu Football Federation President, Mr. Lambert Maltock thank everyone who helped promoted football in Vanuatu to another level this year 2016 and wish everyone a happy new year 2017.
“2016 will draw to a close midnight on Saturday ,I felt necessary to send my true and heartfelt person words acknowledgement to each and everyone of you who made this year “2016 a unique year to remember forever” in the football history of Vanuatu.” Said Lambert Maltock, VFF President.
“For this reason, I felt we cannot let this special year passing by without repairing our brokenness and healing our wounds caused by simple misunderstandings, frustrations and pressures which were sometimes beyond our control.”
“But sometimes we forgot about the fact that we are just human beings with limitations and every time liable to fail because we are perfect being.”
“As President heading the Organization of this beautiful game of round ball, I wish to take this golden moment as simple human being to say my sincere and heartfelt “sorry” to each and everyone of you for every hurt that I personally inflicted on you in one way or another.”
“May I beg you to forgive me for any failure and/or frustration, disappointments caused on you and your lovely families. Again sorry long yufala everyone….”
“But, despite this brokenness and challenge in regards to VFF, we must be careful not to overlook what we can appreciate from each other and all efforts we had put together a common goal to make 2016 a milestone for Vanuatu Football History.”
“You will remember we had decided all together to suspend every VFF program activity for the sake of two very specific objectives: 1) To qualify for OFC Nations Cup and (2) To qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Korea.”
“So though we missed one bu together we achieved the one even if some were not directly involved in. But we all have contributed to such outcome.”
“For this reason, I don’t want to let “Satan” trying to come in to steal the right and opportunity for us to be merry, joyful, happy and proud of what we have achieved together as one united family of Vanuatu Football.”
“Regardless of what we had undergone this far, one thing we should never forget to appreciate is that the history has been written by you all and me with our Coaches and the humble Kids of our Country.”
“I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate as well Tafea FA for having made new history in qualifying Nalkutan FC into O.League for the 1st time after 82 years and PVFA to qualify Erakor GS FC for the 1st time after Independence. Well Done Nalkutan and Erakor. These have added to U20 FIFA WC to Korea, a very unique history for VFF in 2016. As someone said “YESU MORE THAN IWI”. When a Vanuatu Team is qualified, should makes us all happy. What more can you say?
As President, I cannot be more happier and prouder of anything in my life for these achievements. I can only say “WELL DONE EVERYONE.”
“TOGETHER WE DID IT AND SO WE CAN NOW CELEBRATE END OF THIS BEAUTIFUL YEAR 2016 WITH PRIDE AND HAPPINESS.”
“AND PRAISE, GLORY AND THANKS TO OUR MERCIFUL GOD WHO HEARD OUR CRIES FOR THE LAST 82 YEARS”.
“VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU AND YOUR LOVELY FAMILIES AND THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT TOWARDS VANUATU FOOTBALL.” He concluded.