By Dinnierose Raiko – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
Joining Papua New Guinea yesterday, Tahiti arrived to much fanfare at the Jackson’s international terminal to welcome the defending OFC Nations Cup Champions.
Head coach, Ludovic Grenier, said the squad is fully prepared to defend their title.
A lot has changed since being OFC Champion for the last four years for Tahiti Football Team.
Tahiti has brought only six players from the 2012 squad that lifted the trophy and went on to participate in the Confederations cup in 2013.
Head coach Grenier said the team is much younger than before and has conceded that, this has displaced them as favourites for the tournament despite being defending champions.
Tahiti will face Samoa on Sunday May 29, at 7pm, after the match played by Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Also in the arrivals, the Japan U20 Women’s National Team, joined their senior counterparts, in preparation for their tri-series friendlies against hosts Papua New Guinea and U20 Heavyweights USA.
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