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Frank’s future looking bright

The 16-year-old has been playing the sport just three years, but his ability to weave his way through the defence belies his young age.
And with talent to burn it comes as no surprise that the youngster is starting to draw attention from a number of different avenues, including several A-League clubs and locally-based clubs in Port Vila.
Vanuatu U-17 manager Anthony Pisano says Frank joined the Vanuatu Football Federation’s academy programme 12 months ago and his talent on the field, as well as his drive to succeed, have been evident from day one.
“He’s probably only been playing competitively for as long as he has been with the academy and already we have received some interest from both local and offshore clubs,” Pisano says.
“He’s very young and very talented but probably needs a bit more development whether that’s with a club or academy at home or overseas is yet to be seen.
“He may only get one opportunity so we must be sure that he’s ready as going overseas will not be an easy move.”
Although Frank’s future development and where he might end up are ever present in his mind, for now the focus is playing for his country.
“It’s very good to be playing with the national U-17 team. There are a lot of people coming to watch and support us and it’s great to play in front of them,” Frank says.
“I’m happy to be playing in Luganville, I’m happy to be here. Everything is going well with the other players in the national team, we get along really well.”


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