Jean-Philippe Saïko scores his first goal for Tasman United


The Tasman United new forward Jean-Philippe Saïko scored his first goal for his new club in his fourth match in the season. Tasman shocked the New Zealand powerhouse Team Wellington to score their first three points in the table of ISPS Handa Premiership. Until this game Tasman United did not even scored a goal in the run, being Saïko the first player to find the nets of the team based in Nelson.

The highlights of Tasman United win against Team Wellington

Recently in interview with Oceania Football Center, Saïko mentioned he was really happy to have this chance to play in top-tier of football in New Zealand and to have an experienced coach as Jess Ibrom in charge of the team. The club from Nelson had a nightmare start in the season losing all their three starting matches, but finally could bouce back against one of the most important teams of the league to find their first three points. Tasman currently is ranked 8th out of ten teams in ISPS Handa Premiership.

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Saiko (left) in the first win of Tasman in ISPS Handa Premiership – NZF Media

The New Caledonian international that recently had stint in his country with OFC Champions League finalists AS Magenta and had seven years of experience in the lower French leagues, was one of the most important signings of Tasman United for the 2019/20 season.

Saïko and his side will be getting back to action this weekend for the fifth matchweek of ISPS Handa Premiership when they travel to Auckland to play the current top-table team Auckland City FC.


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