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Davis speed a plus: Gamel

Trina Davis is back in camp with the Vodafone Fijian women’s squad as they prepare for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Women’s Nations Cup in New Caledonia on November 18-December
15 Nov 2018 11:00
Davis speed a plus: Gamel
Trina Davis

Trina Davis is back in camp with the Vodafone Fijian women’s squad as they prepare for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Women’s Nations Cup in New Caledonia on November 18-December 1.

The United States of America based-player arrived on Mon­day and was welcomed by her relatives and the Vodafone Fiji football head coach Chris­tophe Gamel.

The Frenchman said Davis greatest strength is her speed.

“Usually in our team, we have strength and explosive­ness but no speed. It’s really a good weapon as we saw during the qualifiers,”Gamel said.

“But it is another step, only one team will go to the World Cup and I hope we can use Trina and her speed to help us qualify.”

Davis, 17, said it has always been a dream to play at Word Cup level as she had been do­ing all the hard yards back home in USA.

“I have been following up on them (women’s team) as they also played Samoa. I’ve been training a lot back home knowing that world cup spot is at stake,” Davis said.

“I also did physical therapy on my knee so that I can get stronger, doing weights and football practices too.”

Fiji play Cook Islands on No­vember 19, Tonga on Novem­ber 22 before battling New Zea­land in their final pool match on November 25.

The winner earns a place at the FIFA Women’s

World Cup in France next year and Olympic Games in 2020.

The team depart for New Caledo­nia tomorrow.

Edited by Osea Bola

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