Erakor Golden Star FC

Joshua Smith back in Erakor Golden Star FC’s technical department

Smith spent the last 3 years working for Adelaide United in South Australia and has now joined the Central Coast Mariners in New South Wales.

A statement said Smith’s dedication and contribution to the club has started with immediate effect, as he continues his role within the youth system at the Mariners.

"We’d like to see Erakor players being exposed to the Australian football system whether it’s in Adelaide or on the Central Coast, this is some of the work I plan on doing for Erakor as well as assisting with coaching materials,” Smith said.

Erakor, Dragon start OFC Champs League in winning fashion

Erakor beat 10-man Solomon Warriors 2-0 in the opening Group B match at Stade Pater in Papeete.

The key moment in the match came in the 63rd minute when Warriors goalkeeper Abraham Bird was sent off for handling the ball outside the box.

Barry Mansale stepped up and curled the resulting free-kick into the top left hand corner of the goal to open the scoring before Tony Kaltack doubled their lead a minute later.

Erakor coach Obed Jimmy said it was a big result.

"I'm very proud of my boys and of the result. 2-0 is a huge result for us," he said.

Erakor book Champions League return

Jacky Reuben was the first to open the scoring for Erakor with a well-placed attempt drifting just wide of Ifira’s diving keeper. Tony Kaltak was behind the second goal, firing the ball into the back of the net with a powerful header from a perfectly-timed cross to secure the win.

The defending champions’ journey to the regional competition has been anything but linear, falling short of the top spot in the PVFA Premier Championship to Ifira Black Bird FC, then conceding to the league champions again when both teams met in the first round of the Port Vila Super League.

Kilifa and Thomas to miss upcoming games in Top Four competition

Kilifa and Thomas were sent off by referee Banga Robinson in the first match last Saturday.

Port Vila Football Association (PVFA) competition manager, Florian Sam said the match between Ifira and Erakor is tough and hundreds of fans turned up to watch the match.

Erakor Golden Star now focused on OCL

The team is also the new Vanuatu Football Club Champions and now their main focus is the OFC Champions League 2017 in Tahiti next month.

Erakor Golden Star long time team manager, Donald Wanemut said their mission in Vanuatu was completed successfully last week when they won the TVL Cup and now their focus is Tahiti.

“To be honest our players have been working really hard since October last year 2016.” said Donald Wanemut.

Erakor team thumps Mauwia in friendly game

This is Mauwia’s first test match before they play Tafea FC in their first Premier League Championship match on Saturday.

For Erakor, this is their first friendly match this year and they have shown the fans that they are preparing well before the OFC Champions League competition kicks off in March 2017.

Erakor will travel to Santo on Friday to play two friendly matches against Malampa Revivors FC at Luganville Stadium on Saturday and Monday next week.

Bernard Daniel shines for Golden Star

Daniel scored Erakor Golden Star’s first goal against Ifira Black Bird FC at Port Vila Stadium last weekend.

Daniel previously played for Spirit 08 FC since 2008 and only joined Erakor Golden Star this year.

He continued to train hard and made it to the first 11 of Erakor Golden Star and last Saturday he hit Erakor first goal in 15 minutes.

After he scored, he felt down on his knees and gave God the glory.

A report by Vanuafoot says Daniel is a strong player and always plays with his heart and continues to run until the final whistle.

Erakor Golden Star qualify for Champions League

The long wait is over and their dreams came through when Tony Kaltack hit two beautiful goals against Ifira Black Bird and one each from Bernard Daniel and Jacky Rueben.

Erakor set up a new story for Port Vila Football to qualify for Champions League after Amicale and Tafea dominated for the last 15 years.

Amicale beat Tafea 3-2 in the earlier match on Saturday (yesterday) but Erakor Golden Star were so good, controlling most of the areas in the field and smashed neighbor Ifira Black Bird 4-0 to seal their spot in the OFC competition.

Vanuatu Top Four Super League

Ol tims ia nau i Erakor Golden Star FC, Tafea FC, Amicale FC na Ifira Blackbird FC.

Harry Attison blong Vanuatu Football Federation i tok wina bae representim Vanuatu long 2017 Oceania Football Confederation Super League. 

Long nabawan pilai blong ol long Sarere naba 3 long December, nogat wanpela long ol tims ia ibin skoarim wanpela goal.

Long ol games ol ibin pleim long last Sarere,  Amicale FC ibin draw wantaim Ifira Black Bird 0-0 na Erakor Golden Star ibin draw 1-1 wantaim Tafea long Port Vila Stadium.

Erakor Golden Star thumps Amicale 5-0

Three other goals came from Nemani Rogara, Brian Kaltack and Kersom Kalsong.

The win helps Erakor Golden Star FC top the Premier Championship with 9 points with a goal difference of 16.

Tafea also secured nine points after beating Shepherds United 2-1 with Ifira Black Bird.

The Black Bird down Siaraga FC 3-2 last Friday at Port Vila Stadium.

“I am very happy today (Saturday) because we play as a team and beat Amicale 5-0.” Said Brian Kaltack.

“Our main objective for this season is to win the championship after we missed out last two seasons.”