SPORTS

Vanuatu Fijians Form Cheering Squad

Seventy-year old Vanuatu based- Fijian teacher Maraia Daurewa said our athletes will not be lacking support during the Pacific Mini Games. Speaking after yesterday’s church service in Port Vila, Daurewa
04 Dec 2017 11:00
Vanuatu Fijians Form Cheering Squad
Team Fiji men’s football goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau with the Vanuatu Fijian community on December 3, 2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

Seventy-year old Vanuatu based- Fijian teacher Maraia Daurewa said our athletes will not be lacking support during the Pacific Mini Games.

Speaking after yesterday’s church service in Port Vila, Daurewa said the Fijian community are going to come out in numbers to cheer on our athletes.

“We just want our athletes to know that we will be supporting them whenever and wherever we can,” Daurewa said.

She said all the Fijian people who are resided in Vanuatu have formed a cheering squad that will be at the sidelines to cheer on our athletes.

Daurewa was very impressed with the variety of sporting athletes that make-up the Team Fiji contingent.

These are sports like football, golf, tennis, table tennis and rugby.

Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens ,manager Jone Niuvou leads the players at the Port Vila Stadium , Vanuatu on December 2, 2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

Team Fiji men’s rugby sevens ,manager Jone Niuvou leads the players at the Port Vila Stadium , Vanuatu on December 2, 2017. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

“I’m really impressed at the sight of young athletes representing Fiji which indicates a bright future for sports in Fiji.”

Daurewa however, said the only concern is the delay in the release of the game schedules.

“This has held us up in our plans but we will be there. As soon as we get to know where Fiji will be playing we will be there to cheer them on.

“For most of us here this is the only chance we can get to cheer any Fijian team.”

Daurewa added that are over 200 Fijians residing in Vanuatu.

FOOTBALL RESULTS

Hosts Vanuatu caused the first upset when they beat New Caledonia 2-1 at the Port Vila Stadium on Saturday night.

New Caledonia played with 10-men after Johanes Bernole was red carded after copping two yellow cards of unsporting behaviour.

Edited by  Osea  Bola

Feedback:  peni.komaisavai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper