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Women To Prove Point: Rodu

The Vodafone Fijian women’s national football’s 20-member squad was officially named yesterday. The Marika Rodu- coached side will play their first game against Vanuatu for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup
17 Aug 2018 10:00
Women To Prove Point: Rodu
Vodafone Fijian Women’s football team after the official announcement at the Fiji Football Association headquarters in Vatuwaqa, Suva on August 16, 2018. Photo: Nikolau Ravai

The Vodafone Fijian women’s national football’s 20-member squad was officially named yesterday.

The Marika Rodu- coached side will play their first game against Vanuatu for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup qualifiers next Friday at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

Vanuatu are still on a high after winning the women’s gold medal during the 2017 Mini Pacific Games in Port Vila.

Rodu said they will be out to prove a point.

“Being unranked in the Oceania is very frustrating and we need to play our best during the qualifiers,” Rodu told SUNsports.

He added the qualifiers will also prepare the team for international competitions as well.

Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said after Solomon Islands declined, Fiji stepped in to host the tournament.

“We are aiming to drive women football in Fiji; we are investing heavily in women’s competition,” Yusuf said.

 

SQUAD

Goalkeepers- Ateca Tuwai, Anaseini Maucuba; Defenders- Mereoni Tora, Laniana Alisi Qereqeretabua, Veniana Ranadi, Sonali Shinal Rao,  Sekola Likusiga Waqanidrola, Annette Charmayne Nainima, Jotivini Tabua; Midfielders- Louisa Brianah Lestrow Simmons, Cema Tawai Nasau,  Koleta Maramanitavuto Likuculacula, Aliza Akshara Hussein, Dilaisiana Yauyau Drodrolagi,  Viniana Naisaluwaki Riwai, Sofi Diyalowai; Forwards-           Trina Rochelle Davis,  Luisa Cagi Tamanitoakula, Timaima Cokayawa Vuniyayawa,  Jennifer Goodsir Ravutia.

Edited by Osea Bola

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