The third friendly match played by Vanuatu national team in their home soil against local teams ended up in their first defeat – after beating Galaxy in their first match and hammering Ifira Black Bird by 7-0 in the second – as they suffered a hard fought 2-1 loss to Galaxy FC.
The current national champions jumped upfront in the scoreline thanks to Moli Vuti at the 41st minute of the game. The advtange kept the same until Tasso Jeffrey scored from long range to level the score.
But in the late stages of the tall the recent Galaxy signing James Chilia scored the winning goal for Galaxy through a header, putting the ball in the nets of the young goalkeeper Massing Kalotang.
The game also served as a preparation for Galaxy as they will take soon on RueRue FC to determine which of the teams will represent Vanuatu at the next edition of the OFC Champions League – that is still uncertain when it will be played.
Vanuatu will play another local friendly on 2nd March against a Selection of Port Vila League players. The VFF stated that due to Covid-19 travel restrictions the team is not being able to play against overseas’ based teams.