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Yes we can deliver, says Rodan

  Athletics Fiji president Joseph Rodan Snr  believes that their young team are going to do well at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. “Most of our athletes
12 Dec 2017 11:00
Yes we can deliver, says Rodan
Papua New Guinea sprint queen Toea Wisil (right) pips Makereta Naulu of Fiji to the finishing line in the 100m women’s heat at the Korman Sporting Complex in Port Vila, Vanuatu on December 11, 2017. Photo : ONOC

 

Athletics Fiji president Joseph Rodan Snr  believes that their young team are going to do well at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

“Most of our athletes are from the Coca-Cola Games and the oldest are probably Eugene Vollmer and Mustafa Fall,” the former 400m champion runner said.

“We have young athletes but they will come out with good performances.”

Rodan Snr said despite how young the athletes are they have been training well and are expected to perform well in the Games.

“We would like to continue with the good work that the other sports have done. I think they have done really well and we want to continue that.”

 

GETTING CLOSER

The Team Fiji women’s football team are a step closer to a gold medal playoff at the Pacific Mini Games.

The Marika Rodu coached- side scored second half goals to beat Solomon Islands 2-0 at the Korman Sporting Complex in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday.

After a scoreless first half the Fijians opened their account in the 50th minute from a Cema Nasau sizzler. The side kept their composure and kept on the momentum and increased their lead to 2-0 in the 88th minute when Jotivini Tabua slotted their second goal.

 

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

Team Fiji men’s boxing head trainer Pauliasi Ratu Snr says, he’s proud that his son Pauliasi Jnr has taken over from him in representing the country at the Pacific Mini Games.

“I feel great and I want to thank God for giving me a son that has taken over from where I left off in boxing,” he said.

Ratu Snr is a former Fijian middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight title holder appearing in 50 professional fights.

When approached Ratu Jnr said seeing his father by the ringside is a morale booster for him heading into the competition.

“It gives me confidence knowing that he is there,” Ratu Jnr said.

He would be dedicating all his fights and to his family and trainer Napoleon Taumoepeau.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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