Baptism of fire for young Pearls

July 22, 2022 6:11 am

Fiji Pearls Head Coach Unaisi Rokoura commended her young players in the last two matches they’ve played so far in the Oceania World Cup qualifier.

The team played PNG and Tonga in day one and two with the young Pearls getting a feel of international competition.

Rokoura says players like Kalesi Tawake and Vilisi Tavui who debuted against the Pepes have stood out.

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“Well you know its baptism of fire for them playing against Tonga. They did some very incredible play and I commend them for stepping up. With the lack of international that we have, they were able to get up there and showcase their potential.”

The Fiji Pearls will need to win against Samoa today at 7.30pm to have a hand on the remaining spot for the World Cup in South Africa next year.

Tonga after three straight wins has taken the first spot to Cape Town.

The match will be held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.