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Weather should not be an excuse: Gamel

The Vodafone National Football head coach Christophe Gamel has iterated weather is not to be blamed should the team fail to achieve positive result tomorrow.

This was after the Bula Boys failed to recover properly as the Jakarta heat took its toll on them.

Speaking from Indonesia, Gamel said he had to stop the training session yesterday as he noticed a deteriorating performance from the boys.

“We have not managed our training sessions properly as I had to stop in between to have more recovery sessions.

“The heat is very different from Fiji and the boys are not used to it but this should not be the excuse.

“That is why I came three days before the game to prepare them with this kind of weather,” he said.

Gamel said he will work his way out to bring in a positive change within the boys before they enter the field tomorrow.

“It was a bit better today (yesterday) but I’m still not satisfied at all. If we go in this way, the result can be really disappointing, so I hope they change their mind and work rate before the game.

“It’s difficult for them to maintain consistency, so I have to find a way to change and bring in positive mental process.

“Nothing is impossible.”

Meanwhile, Misaele Draunibaka is back with the team in Indonesia.

He was stopped during the check-in process at the Nadi International Airport concerning his damaged passport but with a quick response from Fiji Football Association, he joined the camp in Indonesia yesterday.

Coach Gamel believes Draunibaka should be able to pick up from today’s training session.

“Of course I think he will be able to pick up from one training session.

“There will be another game and we will see how he comes up with the team.”

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