Football

New Blues Coach Eyes League Title

These players have been through the national teams and top coaches. For me I have been only coaching development teams, from senior divisions then to Nasinu.
30 Jan 2021 17:31
New Blues Coach Eyes League Title
New Lautoka football coach Tagi Vonolagi.

Lautoka football coach, Tagi Vonolagi, has his eyes set on the Vodafone Premier League.

The former Nasinu coach was honoured to be offered the role.

However, he understood that the task ahead would not be an easy one.

“This is the first time for me to coach elite players,” the former national football captain said.

“These players have been through the national teams and top coaches. For me I have been only coaching development teams, from senior divisions then to Nasinu.

“I always dream of coaching top teams like this and when the offer came, I took it.

“I know this is another level of players I have to help. It’s big challenge for me.

“I have lifted my coaching style and also have increase my level of giving out knowledge to the players,” Vonolagi added.

Lautoka face Navua in their first match of the 2021 season.

The Blues side had been training for the past three weeks with new goalkeepers Beniamino Mateinaqara and Misiwane Narube joining the squad.

“So far, it has been good. The boys are coping well.

“We would want the silverwares in Lautoka this year but otherwise the national league is most important,” he said.

“Beniamino is an asset to any team.

“He is an experienced goalkeeper, played at national level. Lautoka lacked a good goalkeeper in the past years.

“And now Ben is back, we have a good solid team, with Misiwane Narube from Ba also moving in.

“I’m trying to increase the level of endurance for the boys, since they just got back from the off season.

“As a coach, we play a double role – to maintain the fitness and the technical part of it.

“And I would like to take my hats off to the Lautoka officials who have been looking after everyone.

“We are going to do our best for what we can for this one year,” he added.

 

 



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