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Fiji Whites Wary Of Kiwis

The Fiji Whites will play New Zealand in phase one of the Oceania Volleyball World Cup qualifier at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday. Coach Tevita Lewatitovo said they will give
28 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji Whites Wary Of Kiwis
Fiji Whites team playing against Cook Islands at the Vodafone Arena. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The Fiji Whites will play New Zealand in phase one of the Oceania Volleyball World Cup qualifier at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday.

Coach Tevita Lewatitovo said they will give New Zealand a good run for their money after the Kiwis demolished Tonga 3-0 last night.

But Fiji will have to beat Tonga at7.30pm tonight to set up a showdown with the Kiwis.

“New Zealand is a team that comes from a nation who has the funds to prepare their national teams. And when you compare that with us and Tonga, you can see the huge difference,” Lewatitovo said.

“We know they are a good team and have prepared well for the competition just like we have but we will not back down without a fight.

“All the teams want to qualify and we need to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure we qualify or at least know we tried.”

Lewatitovo said they faced a few hiccups but that will not affect the team’s performance.

“We have prepared well given the fact that we have only been together for about two weeks compared to other teams,” he said.

“Last year we were well prepared, we had a trainer and everything but this year the trainer resigned due to personal reasons so we had to prepare without one.

“But I am certain that regardless of the hiccups, that will not necessarily affect our performance.

“We urge the fans to come out in numbers to support the boys for this very special and very important game.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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