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Adapt Key: Rodu

The team that settles and adapts to the new environment at the Pacific Mini Games will have the edge, says Marika Rodu. The women’s football coach Marika Rodu made the
02 Dec 2017 11:20
Adapt Key: Rodu
Team Fijian men’s 7s players Inia Rokomatu and Banuve Tabakaucoro disembarking at Bauerfield International Airport, Vanuatu on December 1 ,2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

The team that settles and adapts to the new environment at the Pacific Mini Games will have the edge, says Marika Rodu.

The women’s football coach Marika Rodu made the comment as the first batch of Team Fiji arrived at Bauerfield International Airport at noon yesterday.

The women’s team looked determined in getting their respective jobs done.

“It is about going in and settling in well. The game comes with different atmosphere and different pressure and the team that settles in quickly will have the edge,” he said.

Rodu highlighted that a lot could be done during training but situations change during game day.

And there are just some things that players do not train for.

“We can only train to a certain level but the game on its own is totally different.”

Rodu said settling in quickly, soaking in pressure would be some very important components for any team wanting to finish on a high.

“Our first game will be against Tonga, we know it is going to be  tough but we are very optimistic of our chances in getting the job done, scoring some goals and obtaining maximum points.

Fiji play Tonga on Monday, Vanuatu on Thursday and then their final pool game against the Solomon Islands on December 11.

Edited by  Osea  Bola

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