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Amicale bolster coaching staff

Amicale vice-president Andrew Leong says Hall’s appointment comes as the side begins preparing for their 2014 OFC Champions League campaign.
“This is great news for our club and we’re all excited to have a young professional coach who has a lot of experience and has been coaching different clubs in Asia,” Leong says.
“One of his main jobs is to help other coaches in the club prepare our players before the OFC Champions League in April this year.
“He will not only coach Amicale but help Vanuatu and Port Vila football to scout top young players to trial with clubs in Europe and Asia,” Leong states.
The 28-year-old Hall started coaching at a young age in minor roles with state league clubs Sutherland Sharks FC and APIS Leichardt Tigers U-20 team, spending five years in the Australian second tier league.
“In 2009, because of a lack of full-time coaching opportunities back home, I decided to chase my dream of coaching a pro team in Asia,” Hall says.
He signed up with Thai Premier League side Thai Port as an assistant coach to former Thailand international Sasom Pobprasert initially, and also had stints at fellow Thai Premier League clubs TTM Phichit FC and Muang Thong United.
In 2012 Hall moved on to the Indonesian Premier League where he joined champion side Arema FC before heading off to India in November.
Here he joined United Sikkim FC as head coach, and in doing so became, at 27 years old, the youngest ever coach of an Indian I-League side. He spent the season in India before accepting an offer to coach Dhaka Abahani FC, 15-time Bangladesh Premier League champions.
The two parties recently made a mutual decision to part ways, opening the door for Hall’s appointment at Amicale.
The young Australian arrived in Vanuatu on 24 January ahead of Amicale’s 1-0 loss to Tafea in the Port Vila Shield final on Saturday, 25 February.
The Reds were triumphant thanks to a Nichols Tari strike in the 45 minute, giving the Moise Poida-coached side their second consecutive victory over Amicale.
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