Kensi Tangis scores four as Vanuatu beat Tuvalu 10-0

Vanuatu striker Kensi Tangis scored four goals as they ran out 10-0 winners against Tuvalu in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Tangis scored two goals in the first half to put his team in control before a third just after half time completed his hat trick.

He then saw his teammates score six more before netting his fourth in the 90th minute to make the scoreline 10-0 to Vanuatu.

Tangis, 25, is one of Vanuatu’s star players and is expected to line up for Solomon Islands side Solomon Warriors in the Oceania Champions League in 2018.

The goals will be a good warm up for the striker who has previously scored just two goals in 17 appearances for the national side.

Bong Kalo, currently playing in Switzerland, started for Vanuatu while young goalscorer Tony Kaltack came off the bench to score a second-half hat trick.

Kaltack previously missed Vanuatu’s international friendly draw with Solomon Islands after refusing a call up but is back in favour. He took his Pacific Mini Games tally to five in two games after scoring twice in Vanuatu’s 5-0 win over Tonga.

The other goals in the 10-0 victory were scored by Elkington Molivakarua and two from substitute Azariah Soromon.

Vanuatu were favourites for the game against Tuvalu, who are not a registered FIFA football nation, and had a star-packed team to choose from.

In the day’s other game Fiji beat Tonga 4-0 with two goals from Ba striker Saula Waqa. The others were scored by striker Napalioni Qasevakatini and Lautoka midfielder Dave Radrigai.

Waqa and Radrigai will also be appearing in the Oceania Champions League 2018 for Ba and Lautoka respectively.

In the third game Solomon Islands beat New Caledonia 1-0. Vanuatu will now need a draw against Solomon Islands to take gold at the Pacific Mini Games on Friday.


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