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Gamel says more change is needed

August 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Outgoing national footfall head coach Christophe Gamel

Outgoing national footfall head coach Christophe Gamel says more change is needed to elevate Fiji’s ranking.

Having made significant changes to the national team, Gamel says altering the style of the game has enabled players to focus more on their positioning and defensive techniques.

Gamel says he used his knowledge of a mixed European style of football to shape the players performance. He says this tactic has helped the team display some great performances over the past two years.

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“Of course we have been disappointed to not bring gold but after 12 years and the condition we get and the format of the competition in Samoa at the Pacific Games 2019, we did a great job and I praise my players.”

Gamel says further work needs to be done to professionalize the Vodafone Premier League so players have more opportunities to cultivate their skills.

He has also proposed introducing a Bula League to the Fiji Football Association so players can gain more experience.

“I have already proposed a project of Bula league which is maybe to combine clubs, create new districts and to have a consistent and longer championship not only with western teams but with more teams to have another amount of games because we don’t have enough games during the year.”

Gamel says he will be also be undertaking the task of finding overseas clubs for gifted players and arranging more international games for Fiji.

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