Vanuatu eye Melanesian rivals in OFC semis

Vanuatu's young football stars are confident ahead of their OFC Men's Olympic Qualifiers semi-final against Solomon Islands.

Midfielder Ronaldo Wilkins can't wait for Wednesday's do-or-die semi-final at Lautoka's Churchill Park.

Vanuatu finished top of Group B with victories in all three of their matches, including a 1-0 victory over the host nation Fiji.

Wilkins told OFC TV he was full of confidence after their weekend win over Fiji.

"We are all happy because I think it's our first time in a long while to beat Fiji on their home ground and that's one thing we are super proud of and it's a great achievement for us," he said.

But the former Wellington Phoenix Academy player said he was still expecting a tough test from their Melanesian rivals.

"Solomon [Islands] look really good, their players, we have a lot of respect for them but I might add in all our games, we take each one as a final, we don't underestimate any opponents, and we know it won't be easy. We realise our game with Solo will be a very tough one," Wilkins said.