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Solomons Next, No Time For Celebration: Rodu Warns

Marika Rodu said the Vodafone Fijian women football team need to focus on tomorrow’s game. Rodu said the game against Solomon Islands is crucial if they are to win the
26 Aug 2018 11:00
Solomons Next, No Time For Celebration: Rodu Warns
Vodafone Fijian women football team on August 25, 2018. Photo: OFC Media

Marika Rodu said the Vodafone Fijian women football team need to focus on tomorrow’s game.

Rodu said the game against Solomon Islands is crucial if they are to win the OFC Women Nations Cup (OFCWNC) 2018 qualifier at Churchill Park Lautoka.

Rodu said that it was a sign of good progress when they hammered Vanuatu 5-1 on Friday.

“It’s a sign that we are progressing but it’s no time for celebration,” he said.

“We have two more games. We played a good match against Vanuatu but now our focus is on the remaining games. We gave Vanuatu that respect as they won the gold medal in last year’s Pacific Mini Games. However our girls did what we planned to do.”

He said the team had been vigorously train­ing for the last three months in preparation for the tournament.

“All our efforts in the last three months have been specifically for this tournament and we will take each game seriously,” he said.

Rodu said the team had grown from the pre­vious years.

“We have grown in terms of awareness and how we look at the game,” he said.

“Our plan is to play the game like we did against Vanuatu. We want to be result driven. Players have a task to carry out and it’s some­thing that we want to achieve as a team,”

“We want to be the pioneer and make a mark for women footballers in Fiji. “I have to drive the girls where we want to go.”

Meanwhile, Solomon Islands defeated Amer­ican Samoa 2-0 on Friday.

Fiji play Solomon Islands tomorrow at 3pm and American Samoa at 3pm on Thursday at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Edited by Osea Bola

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