The semifinals of 2020 VFF National Super League were contested this Wednesday at Korman Stadium in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Besides deciding the finalists of the tournament, these clashes also decided the two country representatives in the next OFC Champions League.
Galaxy and RueRue clashed in the first semifinal. Despite not being the favourites, RueRue proved to be a competent team in the first half. However, things got worse for them in the 23rd minute when goalkeeper Charley Liliu got injured. Liliu was replaced by Jojo Hango Bule, who had the responsibility to stop the most powerful attack in the country.
In the final minutes of the first half, Selwyn Vatu opened the scoreboard for Galaxy to take the advantage to the second half. However, RueRue’s Steward Siro equalized in the 56th minute to put some pressure on their opponents.
RueRue’s happiness didn’t last long, since Roberson and Kensi Tangis scored once each to put Galaxy ahead by 3-1. The final goal of the contest was scored by Henry Namatak who came from the bench to seal the 4-1 with a goal scored in the stoppage time.
The second match of the day was contested between current national champions Malampa Revivors and LL Echo that surprised their opponents with as John Well Wohale scored from the penalty spot in the early minutes of the game. LL Echo kept the lead until the 57th minute when midfielder Claude Aru equalized. It did not take long for Revivors fans to have a big reason to celebrate as Edwin Bai found the net in the 59th minute to put his side ahead.
Both teams still had time to score one more goal each as Malampa’s Jean-Claude Batick and LL Echo’s Densly Natuman found the net in the stoppage time. At the final whistle, the score was 3-2 in favour of Malampa Revivors.
The VFF National Super League’s final will be contested between Galaxy and Malampa Revivors for the second straight year. Also, both sides are qualified for 2021 OFC Champions League’s group stage. The final clash is between Galaxy and Revivors is set to take place at Korman Stadium on Saturday. You can check more information about 2020 VFF National Super League by clicking here.