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Rodu Under Discussion

Marika Rodu’s position as Digicel national women’s football head coach is still in discussion. Rodu stepped down as Rewa head coach in January this year to focus on the national
23 Sep 2021 11:30
Rodu Under Discussion
Marika Rodu

Marika Rodu’s position as Digicel national women’s football head coach is still in discussion.

Rodu stepped down as Rewa head coach in January this year to focus on the national women’s squad preparation for the women’s World Cup qualifier for the 2023 World Cup.

Fiji Football Association, Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Yusuf, said yesterday Rodu still holds the position.

“Rodu is still the women’s national coach, but we are discussing his position then we will get back,” he said.

 

With the “No jab, no game” policy by Fiji FA, Yusuf was asked if Rodu was vaccinated, to which he responded: “I can’t confirm nor deny that information. Once we have dealt with the issue then we will come back.”

Meanwhile Rodu said he was awaiting confirmation from Fiji FA on his role as head coach.

Rodu had issued members of the national women’s squad training programmes in April.

“I am still in charge of the women’s training programme,” he said.

“As for my still being coach there has not been any confirmation from Fiji Football Association yet.”

 

Rodu achieved success with Fiji women’s national team in 2018 when he coached the team that surprisingly finished in second position in the Oceania FC Women’s (OFC) Nations Cup.

Fiji had beaten the local second force Papua New Guinea in the semifinals.

Fiji finished second behind New Zealand.

Rodu’s goal now is to qualify the national women’s team at 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The women’s football World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA women’s international match calendar between July 10 and August 20, 2023.

 

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola
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