Erakor village in Vanuatu ready to support Brian Kaltak in A-League’s semifinals

Brian Kaltak is making history as the first professional player from Vanuatu to compete in Australia’s top-tier league, the A-League. The 29-year-old defender is currently playing for Central Coast Mariners and is set to represent them in the semifinals against Adelaide United on the 13th of May – when the first leg will be played.

Kaltak’s journey to becoming a professional football player has been a challenging one. He started playing football for Erakor Golden Star in his village of Erakor in Vanuatu. He then went on to play for various clubs in the South Pacific, including Solomon Warriors FC and Amicale FC.

Brian Kaltak in action – A-League Media

In 2022, Kaltak was scouted by Central Coast Mariners when playing for FK Beograd in NPL and offered a contract for the 2022-2023 season. He has been a key player for the team so far , showcasing his skills as a solid defender. His performance on the field has been exceptional, helping the Mariners reach the semifinals – finishing second in the regular season.

For Kaltak’s village of Erakor, his success has been a source of pride and inspiration. The community has come together to organize a viewing party for the semifinal match against Adelaide United, and everyone is expected to be cheering for Kaltak.

Kaltak’s story is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication. He has worked his way up from playing football in his village to playing in Australia’s top-tier league. His success is not only a personal achievement but also a source of pride for his community and country.

As Kaltak takes the field in the semifinals, he will be representing not only Central Coast Mariners but also his village and Vanuatu. His performance will undoubtedly inspire young football players in his country and across the South Pacific to pursue their dreams of becoming professional players.


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