OFC Nations Cup 2016

New Caledonia down rivals Samoa in OFC Nations Cup

New Caledonia went into their match against Samoa knowing that their semi-finals fate could come down to goal difference, but also knowing that the Samoans would be no walkover.

It took Les Cagous close to 20 minutes to break down their resistance, with Roy Kayara’s well taken shot opening the scoring before Kevin Nemia doubled his side’s advantage ten minutes later.

Karaya grabbed his second and Cesar Zeoula made up for his penalty miss against Tahiti by converting from the spot to make it 4-0 going into the break.

Tahiti secures a win over Samoa

It was a one-sided affair from the outset as Tahiti raced to a two goal lead inside the opening five minutes courtesy of a brace by Teaonui Tehau.

Samoa targeting top six finish in Nations Cup

The Polynesians finished bottom of their group in their Nations Cup debut in Honiara four years ago, scoring one goal and conceding 24 in their three matches.

According to RNZI, Head coach Scott Easthope believed they will be more competitive this time around and said they have been working hard on their defensive organisation.