Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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Fiji to work on discipline ahead of quarters

Fiji U17 coach Sunil Kumar says discipline is one area the side will improve on before their quarterfinal match against the Cook Islands on Sunday.

Tempers flared in Fiji’s 3-0 win against Tonga on Wednesday which saw Fijian Sailimone Ravonokula receive a red card while Kumar was also shown a yellow card for challenging the referee’s decision.

“It was a competitive match and both team players tested each other.”

“They were physical, they came out very strong, especially in the first off and we are struggling to connect and get those passes going. Their long balls were working against us. We also got provoked which resulted in a few yellow cards and a red card.”

“We’ll work on our discipline because we got a crucial match and we can’t afford to repeat the same mistakes again. Again we are not taking Cook Islands lightly. We feel they are a strong squad.”

“In the dressing room, we told the boys not to panic. We need to get structured and play more composed like display the football that we can play.”

Fiji plays the Cook Islands in the third quarter-final  at 4pm at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on Sunday.

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com


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