Fiji ready for PNG

And Fiji Football Association Women’s Director and head of Fiji delegation to NZ, Susan Wise says their first test will be in their opening clash at the Nations Cup against Papua New Guinea (PNG) tomorrow afternoon 12pm (FT) at North Harbour Stadium.
“We are ready for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup and everything is in order for come what may,” Wise said.
The 2010 OFC Women’s Nations Cup officially starts this afternoon with Group A matches scheduled to be played.
Fiji’s preparation is set to be tested in the opener but Wise believes the last few days have been useful one to focus on their first task.
“The coaches in the last few days have polished up on all aspects of the game and we are waiting for our first game,” she said.
The National side is in a tough Group B alongside Tonga, PNG and Solomon Islands. Hosts and defending champions NZ head Group A with Cook Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu.
On the other hand PNG who are the reigning Pacific Games champions are wary of the challenge they will face off against Fiji tomorrow. PNG coach Francis Moyap has also set their sights on a positive start to their campaign.
“We have to win because it’s the first game and you want to stamp your mark,” he says. “The first game is always one of the most important.”
“I think all three teams in our pool will be tough to beat. Fiji beat us 1-0 in the 2007 Pacific Games and we got a good game from Tonga in the final as well. They scored first but we managed to go on and beat them 3-1,” Moyap said.

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