Pacific Games

Roy’s Goal Sinks Tahiti, Big Win For Our Women Footballers At Pacific Games

Tahiti have won the Pacific Games football gold medal five times, second only to New Caledonia’s seven. They were beaten by New Caledonia in the 2015 final.
09 Jul 2019 17:44
Roy’s Goal Sinks Tahiti, Big Win For Our Women Footballers At Pacific Games
Team Fiji men’s football team celebrate Roy Krishna’s goal against Tahiti during the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 8, 2019. Fiji won 2-1. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Team Fiji football captain Roy Krishna sealed the win in the 2-1 victory over powerful Tahiti.

Samuela Drudru scored the opening goal in the 8th minute while Krishna scored from a penalty spot in the 66th minute while Tahiti pulled one back in the 88th minute.

Krishna said: “We defended really well as a team, we need to play a bit fast but first game is always a tough game and we just need to take on each game as it comes,” Krishna said.

Tahiti have won the Pacific Games football gold medal five times, second only to New Caledonia’s seven.

They were beaten by New Caledonia in the 2015 final.

Head Coach Christophe Gamel believes it was a positive start for his team.

“We managed the game really well, many opportunities to score but this is good, the boys will need to get more confident and sometimes they need to play faster.

“It’s good to start the tournament with our first victory, we will see our next game against American Samoa,” Gamel said.

The Bula Boys will take on American Samoa on Wednesday at 9am.

Big Win for Our Women

Team Fiji women’s footballer Cema Nasau after scoring against American Samoa during the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 8, 2019. Fiji won 11-0. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Team Fiji women’s footballer Cema Nasau after scoring against American Samoa during the Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa on July 8, 2019. Fiji won 11-0. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Team Fiji women’s football side scored a big win in their first Pacific Games yesterday beating American Samoa 11-0.

The Marika Rodu-coached side were more determined and fit as they dominated the first half scoring four goals, two each to Cema Nasau and Luisa Tamanitokula.

Halftime: Fiji 4-0 Amerina Samoa.

Seven more goals were scored by Jotivini Tabua,Viniana Riwai, Ledua Senisea (2) and Adi Bakaniceva (2) and an own goal.

Head Coach Marika Rodu said: “We will take the win but there are other areas we will have to work on before our match against Samoa.

Fiji will play host Samoa on Friday..

Edited by Osea Bola

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