The Ifira Black Bird football team has secured their spot in the OFC Champions League group stage after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Siaraga in the second leg of the national play-off held in Luganville, Vanuatu. This is a significant achievement for the Port Vila champions, who are returning to the regional tournament after a long absence.
In this game, the playmaker Godine Tenene proved to be the difference maker for Ifira, scoring the game-winning goal at the 2nd minute of play. His shot sailed past the Siaraga goalkeeper and into the net, giving Ifira the early lead they needed to hold on for the win.
Ifira had previously dominated Siaraga with an impressive 3-0 win in Port Vila during the midweek, and they carried that momentum with them into the second leg of the playoff. Their defense was solid throughout the match, preventing any attempts on goal by the Siaraga side.
The win was a testament to the skill and determination of the Ifira Black Bird team, who were coached by Robert Yelou. Their return to the regional tournament is a cause for celebration among their fans, who have been eagerly waiting for this moment. You can watch the highlights of the match by cliking here.
The OFC Champions League group stage will also be played in Vanuatu this coming May, and Ifira will undoubtedly be looking to make a splash on their home turf. With players like Godine Tenene and Tonly Kalotang leading the way, Ifira is a team to watch out for in the upcoming tournament.
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