11 May 2013

Sport: Amicale football coach backs his players to respond

9:44 am on 11 May 2013

Amicale football coach Richard Iwai says he still believes his team can make it through to the Oceania Champions League


The Vanuatu champions were beaten 2-0 at home by Waitakere United in their semi final first leg last weekend.

The return leg is in Auckland tomorrow and Iwai is confident his players can turn it around.

"We know that we can make it and I know that my boys can do it. 2-0 I mean it's hard but, for us, we know we can do it because here we dominated the game. Waitakere didn't have any chance - the only chance they have they put the ball in the net. But our boys we have dominated the game, we played very well, so for me everything is going to be possible Keep the concentration for 90 minutes [and] we can win the game."

The winner of that tie is likely to play Auckland City in the final, with the defending champions leading Fiji's Ba 6-1 after the opening leg.