Roberson: I am completely adapted to Vanuatu

Roberson is one of the Brazilian players that are currently playing in Oceania. The 28-year-old midfielder arrived in Vanuatu last year to sign with Galaxy FC and he quickly became a key player in the squad.

His last club before moving to Oceania was Sofia Farmer from Northern Ireland, more than 15 thousand kilometers away from Vanuatu – “I came through Diego,” explained the Brazilian midfielder. Diego is Galaxy’s captain, he plays in Oceania since 2016 and he is a well known defender in the Pacific Islands.

He started his stint in Oceania showing his quality by scoring many goals and helping his team in the 2019-20 Port Vila Premier League, the top-tier of football in Port Vila, the country’s capital. However the main Galaxy’s purpose is the 2020 OFC Champions League.


Roberson (left) playing against Erakor Golden Star in 2019-20 Port Vila Premier League. Source: Vanuatu Sports News

The Brazilian player wrote his name in the history of Galaxy when he scored the first goal in the team’s history in the OFC Champions League in the 4-1 win against current title holders Hienghène Sport from New Caledonia. He finished the group stage with two goals scored in three matches and was named for OFC Champions League Best XI Award – a non-official award given by Oceania Football Center.

Roberson’s quality is recognized by football fans in Port Vila and some of them consider the Brazilian midfielder as the best foreign player that has ever played for a Ni-Vanuatu team. Now, after spending almost a year in the country, the midfielder reveals – “It was not so difficult to adapt to the country. I am completely adapted to Vanuatu”.

Roberson celebrating a goal against Eastern Suburbs in 2020 OFC Champions League

Football leagues in Vanuatu are cleared to resume from 1st July on which means that the Brazilian player will have more opportunities to shine soon. However there is no scheduled dates for the return of 2020 OFC Champions League.

The good point for Galaxy FC fans is that Roberson seems happy there which means that he could stay longer.

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