Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football

Brian Kaltak is Vanuatu’s most successful footballer in the last decade. He made his international debut – and was captain at the age of just 17. For four seasons he has been with Auckland City – the biggest football club in Oceania. In Auckland he has established himself as one of the best defenders onContinue reading “Brian Kaltak: the path to professional football”

Roy Krishna leads Fiji to beat Vanuatu in international friendly

Vanuatu has unfortunately withdrawn from the OFC World Cup qualifiers because of an outbreak of Covid-19 in its delegation. Fiji was eliminated by Papua New Guinea early in the group stage after a 2-1 defeat. Both national teams took advantage of the rare opportunity to play a friendly match – which will count towards theContinue reading “Roy Krishna leads Fiji to beat Vanuatu in international friendly”

Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Vanuatu and the Cook Islands are out of the World Cup qualifiers. According to local resources, both sides had a large number of positive cases of COVID-19 in their squads which forced them to leave the tournament. It was reported by Vanuatu Football Federation that the vast majority of their players and officials have testedContinue reading “Cook Islands and Vanuatu out of FIFA World Cup qualifiers”

Tahiti vs Vanuatu for World Cup qualifier is suspended

The clash between Tahiti and Vanuatu has been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Vanuatu squad. The tests were conducted prior to the Vanuatu squad departing their team hotel for the stadium. It is not known if Vanuatu will be able to remain in the tournament as head coach Etienne Mermer isContinue reading “Tahiti vs Vanuatu for World Cup qualifier is suspended”

Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1

Today – 17th March – begins the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers for OFC. In the race we have eight teams battling for a place in the intercontinental playoff. Unlike in other editions, this time the qualifiers will be held in Doha, Qatar in a tournament format, identical to the OFC Nations Cup – theContinue reading “Preview: OFC World Cup Qualifiers – Round 1”

Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match

Fiji and Vanuatu are two of the national teams that have already landed in Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers. The two teams took the field today at Doha University in a preparatory friendly match. The two teams are in different groups in the tournament that will give a place in the continental playoff. OnContinue reading “Fiji thrashes Vanuatu in preparatory friendly match”

Vanuatu plays last friendly match before FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Vanuatu played its last friendly match before leaving for Qatar to play the World Cup qualifiers. The team won 1-0 against the Port Vila squad and reached their third victory in four matches in the preparatory friendly. Kensi Tangis scored the goal. The team is set to leave to Qatar on 8th March. In QatarContinue reading “Vanuatu plays last friendly match before FIFA World Cup qualifiers”

Galaxy FC beats Vanuatu national team in friendly match

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 nationalContinue reading “Galaxy FC beats Vanuatu national team in friendly match”

Ala Kalangis’s penalty save earns a point for Penama

A lot of times we usually give more attention to strikers for scoring goals to earn a victory or a draw, however for Penama it was there goal keeper Ala Kalangis who saved a penalty which gave his side a 1-1 draw against Premiership side Mauwia in their opening group C fixture of the PresidentsContinue reading “Ala Kalangis’s penalty save earns a point for Penama”

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Vanuatu displays great performance in friendly

In their second friendly match heading for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the Vanuatu had a very good performance against the traditional side of Ifira Black Bird. The match was played this Tuesday at Port Vila Stadium. The Etienne Mermer-coached side had no problems to thrash the opponents by a compreehensive margin of 7 goals toContinue reading “FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Vanuatu displays great performance in friendly”