Ifira Black Bird FC defeated Tafea FC 1-0 yesterday afternoon at the Port-Vila Stadium which gave them the chance to top the table of the Port Vila Premier League.
IBB FC has the same point with North Efate United (NEU) 14 points but the goal average of the two teams shows Ifira having the advantage with +9 and NEU +6.
Ifira Black Bird FC Coach Philemon John appreciate the Tafea team as one of the undisputed the all-time premier league competitor.
“As I always said to the boys, Tafea is Tafea. Tafea is a long-time premier league team. Tafea always played until the end of the game. At the first 45 minutes, we have few opportunities to score but we did not manage,” he said.
Tafea played a very strong match, they also had some good chances to score but they failed. Tafea FC Coach Ephraim Kalorib explained that the goal they conceded happened because of a mistake from his boys.
“It is a mistake from one of our players. When you lose a ball you have to put it outside the field then your team mates will regrouped and get back to their respective positions.
That’s where Ifira took the advantage of our basic mistakes and score in the very last minutes,” he said.