Port Vila Super Cup final set


Erakor Golden Star will meet Galaxy FC in the final of the Port Vila Football Association Women’s Super Cup next weekend after two comprehensive performances in their respective semi-finals.

Erakor Golden Star beat Ifira Black Bird with 21 unanswered goals in their match at Lycee LAB field in Port Vila, taking their tally to 66 goals in three matches after seeing off Mauriki 22-1, and PSS 23-0 in the group stage of the competition.

Galaxy FC secured their place in the final with an 8-0 victory over PSS. Galaxy also topped their group with a 5-0 win over Shepherds United and a default 3-0 win over Ifira Black Bird.

Amelia Taravaki scored four goals in the victory, with Nadine Kileiter getting a brace and Angelina Poida and Cynthia Ngwele each contributing one.

PVFA vice-president Harry Atisson said the two teams set the standard for women’s football in Port Vila.

“Most of the girls playing for Erakor and Galaxy were members of the national team which won the Pacific Mini Games competition in Vanuatu in 2017,” he said.

Atisson said PVFA has high expectation for women’s football in the Vanuatu capital going forward, with the Super Cup the first of four competitions planned for 2021.

Following the Super Cup the PVFA Women’s Championship is due to start with seven clubs confirmed to participate. This will be followed by the Independence Cup competition and the Closing Cup 2021.

“The purpose of starting women’s football with the Super Cup competition is to promote women’s football development and competitions in line with the objectives of the new PVFA executive,” said Atisson.

“After the pool matches there was a lot of interest from girls wanting to be involved in football, especially girls from Erakor Golden Star FC.

“In the future, PVFA would like to see it become mandatory for all clubs affiliated with the association to field a women’s football team.”

Harry Atisson, PVFA vice-president

Erakor Golden Star will play Galaxy FC in the PVFA Women’s Super Cup final on 24th April.

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