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Gamel The Happiest In Solomon Island’s Defeat

Vodafone Fiji national football coach Christhope Gamel was the happiest man when his team defeated Solomon Islands 1-0, in the second leg of the international friendly at Churchill Park in
01 Jun 2017 11:00
Gamel The Happiest In Solomon Island’s Defeat
Vodafone Fiji national coach Christhope Gamel. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Vodafone Fiji national football coach Christhope Gamel was the happiest man when his team defeated Solomon Islands 1-0, in the second leg of the international friendly at Churchill Park in Lautoka last Sunday.

This was Gamel’s first win after taking charge three months ago. The Bula Boys lost 2-0 against New Zealand in both legs of the FIFA World Cup Qualification OFC Stage 3 Round and drew with the Solomon Islands in the first leg of the series.

Gamel said he was very pleased today (Sunday) with the performance of the boys.

“I tried to change some tactical things and the players proved it qtoday despite they could not do it yesterday (Saturday) during training as some tactical moves were not working,” Gamel said.

Gamel congratulated the team for the fantastic performance against the Solomon Islands side.

“I have to congratulate the Bula Boys because you have seen that they had tried to play the football that I want them to play.”

The no non-nonsense coach said he had seen the potential in the Fijian players.

“Three months ago when I came and exactly the potential I have seen in these boys but we need discipline and organization.”

The Frenchman said the fans must have seen the different football now played by the national team.

“I am sure the fans who have seen the team playing will agree with the change of style in play of the team.”

Now he said they could see they play more possession football and he knew the players had the capabilities to change the style of play.

Gamel said there were few things that needed to be changed and most importantly was the discipline.

“It is still difficult to get discipline in some players but I think that will change in years to come.”

He said they had to be on time, they had to be disciplined and better organised.

The Vodafone Fiji side has moved their focus towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification OFC Stage 3 match against New Caledonia which will be played next Wednesday at 4pm at Churchill Park in Lautoka. The return leg will be hosted by New Caledonia on June 11.



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