Galaxy clinches PVFA Independence Cup title as they beat Ifira Black Bird

30th July – Independence Day of Vanuatu – lots of celebrations around capital city’s Port Vila, but there is also space for the most entertaining sport for the Ni-Vanuatu: the PVFA Independence Cup final match was played in Port Vila Municipal Stadium between Galaxy and Ifira Black Bird to decide the champions of the competition.

The game started well for Galaxy, as Octave Meltecoin opened the scoreline for the team coached by Moise Poida. Stil in the first half, the Brazilian Roberson added another for the team in red, but Ifira Black Bird also managed to pull one back even before the half time break.

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Galaxy players celebrate one of their goals – VBTC

The second half had lots of emotions for the fans in Port Vila, as Ifira Black Bird pushed forward in order to grab an equalizer. Unfortunately for Ifira, Galaxy managed to continue upfront in the scoreline until the final whistle to celebrate the glory of Independence Cup.

The 2019 champions of PVFA Independence Cup were Tupuji Imere, now Galaxy take the title undefeated in the whole competition. One day before the grand final match, Tafea recorded a win over Yatel in the penalty shootout to clinch the 3rd place in the traditional competition.

In another final contested in the same day, North Efate United has beaten Seveners United to win the Mix First and Second Division Independence Cup – a cup contested by clubs from second and third tiers of PVFA football league system.

Galaxy players receive PVFA Independence Cup trophy – VBTC

Galaxy had also the top goalscorer of the competition; the attacking midfielder Roberson scored five goals in the tournament. You can see the most updated results and standings from the competition by clicking here.


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