Vodafone national football head coach Christophe Gamel was impressed with the performance of all the teams during the 2017 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) at Churchill Park, Lautoka.
Gamel pointed out that he was impressed with the performance of minnows Dreketi and newcomers Tavua in the premier division.
“Dreketi and Tavua’s performance have been super. Even though these teams are small they have proven otherwise with their spectacular performance.”
Dreketi after two losses in their pool games held favourites Ba to a 2-2 draw while Tavua also held Nadi and Lautoka to a draw. It was unfortunate that the Anand Sami coached- side lost to Suva 3-1 and narrowly missed out on qualifying to the semi-finals.
“I was also impressed with Ba’s performance but not with the defending champions Labasa.”
Gamel said overall he has seen a lift in the teams’ performance.
“The teams have lifted their standards and even the senior league teams have also improved. We’ve seen less kick and chase and as the head coach of the national football side I’m happy with the changes.”
Gamel said football in the country is going into a new era and there’s more to be done to improve our standard.