18 Jun 2015

Sport: Vanuatu footballers win Friendship Cup

11:19 am on 18 June 2015

The Vanuatu Under 23 football team has won the inaugural Four Nations Friendship Cup after beating Fiji 1-0 in front of over 4000 fans in Port Vila.

The home side only needed a draw to seal top spot but claimed all three points after Cyclones captain Brian Kaltack converted a penalty in the 38th minute.

In the other final round match, New Caledonia thrashed Solomon Islands 3-0 to climb to second on the overall standings.

Vanuatu finished unbeaten with seven points from three matches with Les Cagous on four points and Fiji and Solomon Islands on two.

Solomon Islands finished last on goal difference but won the Fair Play award.