The 2019-20 season is reaching its end in Vanuatu. Galaxy, Ifira Black Bird and Tafea are fighting for PVFA Premier League’s title while Mauwia, Sia-Raga, Tupuji Imere and Yatel are fighting against relegation to PVFA First Division – the second tier of Port Vila’s football league system.
It is not known which teams are going to be relegated but there is one club that is very close to be promoted to the Premier League: North Efate United. The team coached by Morrison Bule is leading the league with 30 points in thirteen matches and they just need to draw against Pango Green Bird in the last matchweek of the season to clinch a spot in 2020-21 Premier League.
North Efate United are living a huge moment as they also won two other tournaments this season: Mix First and Second Division’s Independence Cup and First Division’s Opening Cup. A promotion to Premier League would be the icing on the cake for them to crown a marvelous season.
Two other teams are also fighting for promotion: Seveners United and Mauriki. Seveners are currently in the second position with 27 points in thirteen matches – three points behind league leaders North Efate – while Mauriki have 22 points in twelve games.
Mauriki still have two matches to play in the league which means that they can finish the season with 28 points, so they still have the possibility to finish in the second position if they win both games and Seveners United lose their last match.
It is important to remember that only the First Division champions are directly promoted to PVFA Premier League while the second placed team needs to face Premier League’s seventh placed team in a play-off match. You can check the current PVFA First Division standings by clicking here.