March 28, 2017
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We hope to keep things tight: Gamel

Fijian Coach Christophe Gamel is hoping his team will improvise on mistakes and will keep things tight when they take on New Zealand in their all-important World Cup qualifier fixture in Wellington tonight.

Gamel said while he was impressed with the performance of his “Bula Boys” on Saturday in Lautoka, he is looking forward to another good show.

“We know it will be very tough to beat them in their home ground but anything is possible in football and I have a lot of faith in my players as they have worked very hard in a short span of time,” he said.

“I was able to watch my team play for the first time on Saturday and that performance has given me a lot of confidence in my players as although they are not professionals like our opponents, they give their best on the field and play with a lot of pride and determination.”

“We just need to improve on our finishing and score goals to upset New Zealand.  I know we can do it if we play well and make less mistakes. We just need to keep things tight and maintain our discipline.”

He added that while the cold conditions will somewhat affect Fiji’s performance, a good warm-up and the urge to give their best should keep the players focuse.

The New Zealand vs Fiji match kicks off at 6.35pm at Westpac Trust Stadium.

By Reginald Chandar

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