Another important weekend of football took place in Port Vila Municipal Stadium and Korman Stadium in Vanuatu’s city capital Port Vila. The traditional PVFA Independence Cup had four matches on Friday and Saturday for its second matchweek in the competition.
The known Tafea stuggled to beat Yatel by 2-1 in what was first match of Yatel in the competition – Yatel and Mauwia clash is still waiting to be scheduled as the match was postponed. Tafea counted with the experienced Allista Kalip that scored a brace in the match – he opened the scoreline, but then Yatel managed to draw through the effort of Henry, but Allista Kalip scored again in the second half to give the win to Tafea.
Erakor managed to clinch an important victory over Sia-Raga. Jason Thomas, Gershom Kalsong and the top-striker Tony Kaltack scored the three goals of Erakor Golden Star in their 3-1 win over Sia-Raga; Massing was the scorer for the losing side. You can see the highlights of the match by clicking here.
In a great match, the powerful Galaxy suffered to secure a draw against Ifira Black Bird. Jonathan Spokeyjack opened the score for Ifira, but the Brazilian Roberson equalized just after for Galaxy. Kensi Tangis added another for Galaxy to put it 2-1, but in the second half Tonly Kalotang equalized for Ifira BB. Brazilian defender Diego was sent off in the first half after receiving two yellow cards; “Lots of fans were expecting Galaxy to perform quality football, but we made Galaxy run after ball every seconds and minutes. We lost many goalscoring chances“, said Jonathan Spokeyjack to Oceania Football Center.
The last match of the round saw the team coached by former Vanuatu international David Chilia, Tupuji Imere, to beat Mauwia by 3-1. It was the first match of Mauwia in the competition, as mentioned, both Yatel and Mauwia had one more match still to be played as their clash in the opening round was postponed by PVFA.
You can check the full results and standings of PVFA Independence Cup by clicking here.