The 2019-20 football season came to an end in Vanuatu last weekend when Galaxy FC beat Malampa Revivors 5-0 to win lift the national league’s trophy for the first time ever. And, once again, Kensi Tangis was the man of the match for Galaxy by scoring a hat-trick.
The 30-year-old player is one of the most prolifc strikers from Oceania and he keeps proving himself in local leagues. He finished 2020 VFF National Super League with five goals in four matches, but it is only a small part of everything he has done in recent years.
Tangis joined Galaxy last year after scoring 23 goals in 13 matches for Solomon Warriors in 2018 Telekom S-League – the top tier league from the Solomon Islands – and his goal average stayed high in his new team.
He was the top scorer of 2019-20 PVFA Premier League with 16 goals in 13 matches, including the two matches of the PVFA Top Four that was contested after the regular season. Considering that he scored one goal in this year’s OFC Champions League, Kensi Tangis finished the 2019-20 season with 22 goals in 20 official matches.
Over the course of his career, he has scored 12 games in 28 matches in the OFC Champions League. He is, along with Fenedy Masauvakalo, the Vanuatu-born player with the most goals in the history of the competition.
On top of all this, he is just seven games away from equalling Etienne Mermer as the player who played most for Vanuatu’s national football team. Considering that he is a regular starter in the National Team, it is expected that he will overtake Mermer to become the owner of this record.
With these great numbers, the 30-year-old striker is on his way to become a legend in local football, and we should be grateful to have the opportunity to follow his career.