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Past success pushes Chong Hue

The then 22-year-old sent French Polynesia into raptures when he struck in the tenth minute of the 2012 OFC Nations Cup against New Caledonia.
It was a lead Tahiti held until the final whistle sending them into the history books as the first nation outside New Zealand or former OFC members Australia, to be crowned Oceania champions.
Four years later Tahiti are once again faced with the prospect of needing a win against New Caledonia to continue their OFC Nations Cup journey, giving Chong Hue a chance to reflect on that single moment of triumph four years ago in Honiara.
“When I think back it gives me a certain sense of pride,” he says.
“Pride for the country and for our respective families because we made a lot of sacrifices to get there and it paid off.”
There is a long held rivalry between the two Francophone nations and Chong Hue has no doubt that will be in evidence again tonight.
“Between New Caledonia and Tahiti it’s always a heated match,” the striker says.
“Both sides always want to win and it gives the match a certain edge.
“I think it will be the same tonight – a lot of contact, very physical, a duel.”
Tahiti meet New Caledonia in the final Group A match of the OFC Nations Cup at 7pm (local) tonight at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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