Tahiti Federation delighted with historic goal


nigeria_tahiti_match2The Tahiti Football Federation yesterday celebrated the historic goal against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

The odds are them scoring were pretty long too, but the lads from the Pacific have managed to grab themselves a goal against Nigeria.

They fell behind to an unlucky own goal in the first five minutes, Nnamdi Oduamadi added a second on the ten minute mark, and he grabbed another to give Nigeria a 3-0 lead after a bit of a clanger from Xavier Samin in the Tahitian goal.

Having lost 7-0 to the Chilean U20s side before this tournament (who are a decent side, it should be noted), there were serious worries about the scoreline being embarrassing, but Jonathan Tehau rose above Celtic’s Efe Ambrose to power home a great header, which has given Tahiti a great boost.

The lads on the RTE panel were making the point at the half-time break that the Nigerian team has been very sloppy given that the standard of Tahiti’s play has been very low, but this goal will certainly be a memorable moment for Jonathan Tehau. Their official football federation’s Twitter account is absolutely loving it anyway.




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