Pacific Games

Pacific Games: Only God Knows What’s Next For The Bula Boys Says Gamel

The big win did not impress Fijian head coach Christophe Gamel as he admitted that the team lacked consistency.
16 Jul 2019 16:32
Pacific Games: Only God Knows What’s Next For The Bula Boys Says Gamel
Vodafone Fijian national football coach Christophe Gamel was red-carded for arguing with match officials.

The Team Fiji men’s football side will have to beat Solomon Islands on Thursday to keep their chances alive for a medal playoff.

This was after they walloped minnows Tuvalu 10-1 in Apia yesterday.

The big win did not impress Fijian head coach Christophe Gamel as he admitted that the team lacked consistency.

“Our game against Tuvalu, I’m happy about the game but not the result,” the French national said.

“The link between players is not there, they lack consistency and continuity and that is something that are to be maintained. Our journey now only God knows and we respect God for that.”

It was an easy first half for the Roy Krishna-captained side as they dominated possession and had Tuvalu defenders working overtime.

The Fijians went out on attack and tough defender Remueru Tekiate scored their first goal.

This was followed by goals to Nadi striker Rusiate Matererega and Malakai Rakula as they led 3-0 lead at halftime.

Tuvalu came out strongly in the second half as they strengthened their attacking force and scored their lone goal.

The Fijians regrouped and hit back with goals from Kishan Sami and Roy Krishna.

Rookie striker Tito Vodowaqa and Christopher Wasasala scored two goals each before Krishna slotted in a late penalty to leave the scores at 10-1.

RODU KEEPS FINGERS CROSSED

The Fijian women’s football side beat New Caledonia 4-0 in their third Pacific Games match yesterday.

Goals came from Viniana Riwai, Luisa Tamani, Cema Naisau and Lora Bukalidi.

Coach Marika Rodu said they are hoping that New Caledonia beat Samoa on Thursday to give them a chance to play for the gold medal.

“We need to win against Tonga but we are dependent on the result of the Samoa and New Caledonia game.

“I know the potential of these girls, we just lost focus during our game against Samoa where we did not play according to our game plan.

RESULTS

Men’s Group B: Tahiti 1-2 Fiji, American Samoa 0-5 New Caledonia, Tuvalu 0-13 Solomon Islands, Tuvalu 0-7 Tahiti, American Samoa 0-9 Fiji, Solomon Islands 0-2 New Caledonia, American Samoa 1-1 Tuvalu, Solomon Islands 0-4 Tahiti, New Caledonia 1-0 Fiji, Tuvalu 1-10 Fiji

Women’s Group A: Samoa 5-0 Tonga, Fiji 11-0 American Samoa, Tonga 3-2 New Caledonia, American Samoa 0-0 Samoa, New Caledonia 9-0 American Samoa, Samoa 1-0 Fiji, Fiji 4-0 New Caledonia

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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