Seychelles stun Mauritius 4-2 in last match of Indian Ocean Club tournament
File Photo: La Passe players on their training ground on La Digue. La Passe won 4-2 against Mauritian club Cercle de Joachim in the regional L'UFOI tournament on Saturday. (La Passe FC/Facebook)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychellois club La Passe won a 4-2 victory over Cercle de Joachim from Mauritius in their second and last match of the L’Union des Fédérations de Football de l’Océan Indien (UFFOI) tournament on Saturday.
The team’s technical adviser, Marius Fanchette, told SNA his players played a good game and got the win they were looking for.
“I am very happy with the result. Although we do not qualify for the final we have at least made a win. Today we had the desire to give a good game and save our team’s honour,” said Fanchette.
The club from La Digue, the third-most populated island of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, scored three goals in the first half all from their foreign players: Abbey Kavuma from Uganda, Edwin Masiko from Kenya and Rakotodrade Ludovique from Madagascar.
Fanchette said this was the result of a new strategy they adopted for the match after they lost 2-0 to JS St. Pierroise on Wednesday. It worked well in the first 45 minutes.
“We came out with a new strategy to put more effort in the attack rather than fall back in defence and this worked really well in the first half where we scored three goals.”
La Passe scored a 4th goal in the second half through Achilles Henriette sealing the score 4-2.
For the Mauritian club Cercle de Joachim, they came back stronger in the second half and narrowed the score but could not keep up with the Seychellois side. They lost their first match on Monday 4-1 against JS St. Pierroise of Reunion, a French department in the Indian Ocean.
JS St. Pierroise after two wins came out on top of the Pool B in the L'UFFOI 2016 tournament made up of clubs who won their respective championships for the season 2014-2015. St. Pierroise qualify for the final against the winner of the Pool A which is made up of the champions from Madagascar, Mayotte and the Comoros.
For La Passe it is back to local competition and their next encounter is against Revengers on Saturday October 15 in the Pillay R Group cup championship.