21 Jan 2015

Sport: Tahiti qualify for U17 football semis

12:15 pm on 21 January 2015

Tahiti booked their place in the Oceania Under 17 football playoffs with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Solomon Islands in Pago Pago.

The result means the French Polynesian island move above Vanuatu into first place in Group B, with both teams now qualified for the final four.

Head coach Ludovic Graugnard was satisfied with how his players came through their biggest test so far.

"I'm very happy because I think Solomons can put a lot of problems for us and my plan is to control the midfield and control the forward [area]. I think we win the midfield - no problem for us to control the technical players of Solomon. It was a very very nice party for us".

Meanwhile Tonga grabbed their first win of the tournament, beating American Samoa 2-0.