3 May 2014

Sport: Amicale FC confident going into semi-final

9:26 am on 3 May 2014

Amicale football coach Nathan Hall believes his team has what it takes to go all the way and win their first Oceania Champions League title.

The Vanuatu club lead Fijian champions Ba 2-1 going into this afternoon's semi final second leg in Port Vila.

After four straight wins, a draw or one-nil defeat will be enough to advance to their first O-League final in three years.

Nathan Hall says if that happens there's no reason they can't finish the job, so long as they keep focused on the task at hand.

"Definitely, that's the reason I'm here in Vanuatu. I'm very happy with the squad that we've put together and if we stay grounded and continue to put on good performances then I believe, and the players and the committee believe, that this can be our year. In a tournament like this if you let your guard drop for a few minutes you could be out so to speak. Again with us in Fiji we scored two goals in two minutes and that's given us a big advantage and the same could happen in the second leg and/or the final."

Meanwhile defending O-League champions Auckland City will take a 3-0 advantage into today's other semi-final second leg, away to Pirae in Papeete.