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Fiji has become strong in Futsal: Hungai

Vanuatu Coach Ben Hungai says Fiji has become a tough Futsal team to beat in the Oceania region after their 2-2 draw in the opening match of the Extra Supermarket Melanesian Futsal Cup 2023 on Wednesday.

“Fiji has become a tough team in futsal because we saw them play an intense game.  They played a very different match than how they played last year.”

“Players were fast and they showed a lot of skills so I’m very impressed with both teams’ performances. They gave us a tough time and disallowed us from scoring on many occasions.”

“We started late but I must say that Fiji came well prepared and that’s how they managed to score early in the game. We also had a chance to score but it was tough to break their defence.”

Hungai said they will need to put on a strong defence in the match against neighbours Solomon Islands.

“We last played Solomon in 2016 but we’ve seen their game during the World Cup and they will be a very tough team. We’ll be playing them after seven years and it’s going to be a big game for us.”

“From Fiji’s game, we have come to know that our defence is poor and we can’t take that in the next game. Solomon is a strong team but we need to defend well.”

Vanuatu faces the Solomon Islands at 4pm while Fiji will take on New Caledonia at 7pm at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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