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Osea Bola: Get It Or Give Way

Fans pay for Tomasi Cama’s (Snr) airfares to Sydney to help our players in whatever way possible.    
01 Feb 2020 11:04
Osea Bola: Get It Or Give Way
From left; Fiji Airways Fijian 7s assistant coach Brad Harris and head coach Gareth Baber on January 24, 2020. Photo: Bruce Southwick/ Zoom Fiji

So much has been said and it’s time for deliverance today.

We’ve been made easy pickings due to our own makings and this must be a thing of the past.

We need a fresh start at the Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta to get our campaign back on track.

We want to celebrate success after flops in the past three tournaments and coach Gareth Baber and the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team must get all systems firing from the get go.

The bottom line is we can’t afford another slip. Baber knows he must get the results for his own good.

He ‘wears the results’ for the substandard showing and must turn things around.

Already fans are calling for heads to roll venting their anger on his handling of the defending series champions who look so ordinary in their performance so far.

Baber needs all the help he can get. As always fans will be there flying their ‘noble banner blue.’

On Thursday former national rep/coach Tomasi Cama (Snr) flew to Sydney to offer support.

He said: “Friends of Fiji want me to be in Sydney and paid for my trip.

“I’m a Fijian through and through and I will always be there for country. The team needs help and I’m willing to assist.”

Cama was recruited last year to help mentor the players and address the issue of discipline.

He was left out of the Hamilton and Sydney tournaments as Baber opted to take on XVs coach Brad Harris.

This fueled the anger of former 7s players and coaches as they took to Facebook to voice their disgust.

Former national 7s selector Sailosi Naiteqe (Snr) questioned Harris inclusion claiming he had no experience in 7s.

Fiji will need to knock out Kenya at 3.09pm and New Zealand at 9.33pm tonight.

Veteran Tim Mikkelson commenting that their clash against Fiji will be an “epic” encounter.

He said: “New Zealand versus Fiji is always a different battle on the sevens pitch.

“The boys always look forward to playing against Fiji and it’s always an epic battle. Obviously they haven’t had great results this year but no doubt whenever they play the black jersey, they get up for it.”

Baber and his men must prove their worth and deliver for all today.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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