Naka scores history for Nalkutan


Vodafone Ba rep Malakai Tiwa defends against Nalkutan FC James Naka in Port Vila,Vanuatu on February 10, 2018. Photo OFC Media.

FORMER national beach soccer wonder boy James Naka has created history for Vanuatu debutants Nalkutan FC over the weekend after defeating Ba FC 1-0 at the Korman Stadium in Port Villa.

The 2018 Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League kicked off over the weekend with Group A matches.

Naka scored from the penalty spot in the 64th minute to see the Vanuatu Soccer League champions claim a historic win in their first Champions League outing.

Nalkutan were awarded the penalty after Ba’s defender Malakai Tiwa handled the ball inside his penalty box.

Tiwa was shown the red card for the incident after picking up his second yellow of the game.

Five minutes later Joses Nawo of Nalkutan FC was also flashed a direct red card.

Both Tiwa and Nawo will be handed a two match suspension each for the red cards

Other results from the Group A matches over the weekend saw Lae City Dwellers FC (PNG) thrashing Tupapa Maraerenga (Cook Islands) as Raymond Gunemba scored four goals in the 7-2 drubbing while Tutizama Tanito also getting his name on the score sheets.

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