Fiji football

Positive start for Vanuatu and Fiji

Heading into the match to grab all three points, Vanuatu started the match against Papua New Guinea on the front foot in the opening 10 minutes.

New Zealand base Azariah Soromon connected his head with a Bong Kalo cross from the right to put Vanuatu in front inside the first three minutes.

The early goal swings the momentum in Vanuatu’s way as they controlled more of the ball possession.

Papua New Guinea responded after conceding the goal with some encouraging attacking moves which lack the end product.

Fiji Football searching for new head coach

In a statement the association confirmed Gamel quit last week citing personal reasons.

Fiji Football president Rajesh Patel praised Gamel for lifting the country's FIFA world ranking from 189 to 163.

Patel said Gamel's last outing with the national teams was for the Pacific Games campaign in July which saw bronze medal finishes for both the Fiji men's and women's teams.

Goalkeeper coach Xavier Henneusse, who was brought in by Christophe Gamel, will also be leaving with Gamel at the end of the month.