We miss you, Amicale FC

The 2020 PVFA Independence Cup finished on Thursday when Galaxy FC beat Ifira Black Bird by 2-1 to clinch the title for the first time in the club’s history. Despite all celebrations due to Vanuatu’s Independence Day, we also remember a sad day that happened in the PVFA Independence Cup last year.

Eight clubs took part of 2019 PVFA Independence Cup and Tupuji Imere was crowned the cup champions after beating Tafea by 3-1 in the final. However that tournament was the last one played by legendary club Amicale FC.

Amicale logo

Amicale played only one match in that tournament as they lost to Ifira Black Bird by 1-0 in the quarter-finals. One week later it was announced that the club was finishing its football activities to live forever in our memories.

We will never forget when Amicale reached OFC Champions League final in 2011 and 2014. Unfortunately they did not manage to win the continental tournament as they lost both finals. According to local sources, the reason for Amicale’s death was a six thousand Swiss Franc (Switzerland’s currency) due to irregularities on international transfers.

Hope one day this important club can resume its activities in Port Vila. We miss you, Amicale FC.


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