Fiji holds Solomons 1-1
September 5, 2018 7:00 pm
The Vodafone Fiji football side held Solomon Islands 1-1 in its international friendly match at the ANZ Stadium in Suva lastnight.
The national team captain, Roy Krishna scored from the penalty spot after Benjamin Tutori fouled Dave Radrigai inside the penalty box.
Solomon’s took an early lead in the game after Auckland City based striker Micah Lea’alafa scored the goal in the 22nd minute of the first half.
Fiji football coach Christophe Gamel says that he was happy to come away with a draw after spending shot time with the team in camp.
“We had a lot of opportunities in the game but our players were not able to take advantage of it. We settled late in the game and we should have scored more goal because Solomon Island was only doing counter attacks.”
National team captain, Roy Krishna says the team lost the momentum in the first quarter of the game and were back paddling.
“We need to play structural football like every-other team. I think for the first 15 minutes we followed our game plan but then we lost the pace of the game. I know we are a semi-professional team but the players need to play according to the game plan given by the coach.”
England based Scott Wara who made his debut from the bench and played as a central mid-fielder says it was great feeling to represent Fiji.
“I played in a new position today and I feel the team could have done better against the Solomon’s.”
The Fiji football will shift camp to Ba tomorrow and will travel to Singapore on Saturday to play its second international match against next week.