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Nasau Back On Oceania’s Score Sheet

After finding the net in four of Fiji’s five games at the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship in 2016, Cema Nasau is already back on Oceania’s score sheet. She scored twice
20 Jul 2017 10:40
Nasau Back On Oceania’s Score Sheet
Fiji's Cema Nasau on the move. OFC U-19 Women's Championship 2017, Samoa v Fiji, Ngahue Reserve Auckland, Monday 17th July 2017. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nz

After finding the net in four of Fiji’s five games at the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship in 2016, Cema Nasau is already back on Oceania’s score sheet.

She scored twice in Fiji’s 4-0 win over Tonga in their opening match of the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2017  on Tuesday 11 July Ngahue Reserve in Auckland, New Zealand.

Nasau’s competitive nature came out in full force when she took the field for her country at Ngahue Reserve in Auckland.

The young midfielder opened scoring for Fiji in the 30th minute of the game when her shooting skills were called to action at the penalty spot following a Tonga handball. After two more goals from captain Luisa Tamanitoakula, a 65th minute screamer from Nasau secured the win – and a crucial three points for Fiji. Although scoring for her country is no new experience for the young midfielder, Nasau was overwhelmed with pride following the promising win.

“I feel very proud about my goals because this is such a big competition and the teams are very good,” she said.

Although Nasau only discovered her passion for football two years ago, her experience at the U-17 Championship and development with Fiji club Ba F.C. has the midfielder feeling confident about her second ever OFC campaign.

“I think I’ve made a big improvement from last year,” she said. “I learned a lot in the U-17s and I came to the U-19s with more experience and I’ve improved in my position.” She said there was a big difference between the U-17s and the U-19s but she did not think the competition was harder because she knew that she had got better too.

 

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