Tafea FC qualify for Oceania Club Championship in

The Vanuatu champions Tafea FC have won their ticket to the Oceania Club Championship finals in Tahiti after outplaying their Tongan opponents Lotoha'pai FC in their two match series in Nuku'alofa this week.
In their first game on Monday 21 March, Tafea beat the Tongan champions 2 -1, and in their second and final encounter on Thursday 24 March the Boys from the South thrashed the Tongan side by 5 goals to nill.
Speaking to FM 98 Sports producer Harry Atisson before their Thursday match, Tafea Team Manager Robert Calvo said that if the Tongans change their defensive strategy to attacking, the game would go Tafea way. And that was what exactly happened. Calvo told Harry after the game that the Tongan side played an attacking game that left their midfield and defence wide open for his players to run through.
Those who scored in the second game were Samson Obed (2), Moise Poida (1), Meren Garae (1) and Nako (1).
The win has earned the local champions their third straight entry to the Oceania Club Championships. They have competed in the competition in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This time they will play in Tahiti in June. The winners of the Tahiti tournament will walk away with $US2 million cash prize and the ticket to the FIFA World Club Championships.
New Caledonia's AS Magenta have already qualified for Tahiti earlier in the month after beating their Cook Islands counterpart in Auckland. Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti are yet to find their qualifiers.


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