Roonui Tinirauarii’s brace give Tahiti win over New Caledonia in second international friendly match

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In an exciting friendly match played at Stade Pater, Pirae on Friday, March 24th, Tahiti defeated New Caledonia with a score of 2-1. New Caledonia got off to a flying start as AS Temanava’s Makalu Xowi scored in the first half, giving his team the lead. However, Tahiti bounced back in the second half, thanks to the heroics of Roonui Tinirauarii, who scored two goals and secured the win for Tahiti.

Roonui Tinirauarii, who plays for AS Dragon, has been in scintillating form this season, and his performance in this match was no different. With his brace, he led Tahiti to victory – Tinirauarii is the top goalscorer in the Ligue 1 so far this season.

New Caledonia, coached by Johann Sidaner, had won the first friendly match between the two sides earlier this week with a score of 2-0 at the same venue. However, Tahiti, led by coach Samuel Garcia, showed their mettle in the second game and avenged their defeat with a well-deserved victory.

Roonui Tinirauarii – Christophe Fotozz

It was an exciting match that saw both teams give it their all on the field. Tahiti dominated possession and had more shots on target, but New Caledonia’s defense put up a tough fight. In the end, it was Roonui Tinirauarii’s skill and determination that made the difference, and Tahiti emerged victorious.

Overall, the match was a great display of sportsmanship and skill by both teams. It was a valuable opportunity for them to test their players and prepare for future matches. The win will surely boost Tahiti’s confidence as they continue to build towards their upcoming fixtures, while New Caledonia will have to regroup and come back stronger in their next game.


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