The Vanuatu Football Federation 26th Congress officially opened yesterday, Sunday 11 December 2016 at Nikoleten Council of Chiefs nakamal or headquarter on the island of Tanna.
The ceremony of the opening of the congress took place on Sunday at 2pm in presence of Tanna Nikoleten council of Chiefs, Tafea Provincial Government Council and Tafea Football Association welcomed the President of VFF and the delegates with speeches and custom dances.
Chief Willie Iata – Vice President of Tanna Nikoleten Council of Chiefs:
“I warmly welcome you all to the island of Tanna and Tanna people are very proud to host this important football meeting.”
“Please feel free to do anything with football on the island of Tanna during your stay here and welcome.”
David Tovovur – Assistant Secretary General of Tafea Provincial Government Council talks about the power and strength of football in the communities and thank VFF for continue to develop football especially on the island of Tanna.
Iau Tuan – Senior Vice President of Vanuatu Football Federation and Tafea Football President:
“I am very happy to see you all in my association today and thank you for making it to Tanna.”
“It’s a great story and history for Tafea Football to host the 26th Congress of Vanuatu Football here.”
“My heart is full of joy and thank you for coming and enjoy Tanna hospitality.”
Lambert Maltok- President of Vanuatu Football Federation
“I want to thank everyone for your speeches today and the way you all have shown to respect the most popular sport, football with your custom dances and salusalu.”
“The number 13 is a magical number of VFF this year.”
“Remember on the 13 of September 2014, we launched the decentralization program here on the island of Tanna.”
“13 September 2017, our national under 20 team qualify to play in the FIFA World Cup in 2017 in Korea and this week on the 13 December 2017 we organised the first time VFF Congress after 26 years.”
“Today we have seen many good results of football development in Vanuatu after we launched the decentralization program here on Tanna in 2014.”
“Football shape people to what God wants them to be.” He concluded.
The VFF 26th Congress will be held at Tafea Provinicial Government Council Chamber at Isangel area on the island of Tanna from the 12-13 December 2016.