It is a new era for the Fiji women’s football team at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games after holding Vanuatu to a nil-all draw on Thursday night.

The side showed class and determination playing against a Vanuatu team backed up by their loyal fans.

It was the best performance from Marika Rodu’s girls compared with the past 10 years.

The players showed a lot of skill and played their hearts out.

“It is all about being competitive at this level of football and the girls showed character in the match,” Rodu said after the game.

“We are just one game away from the gold medal play-off.

“Vanuatu had been preparing for some time now while for us we had been in camp for only 20 days and looking at that we have come a long way in terms of women’s football.”

Fiji remained unbeaten in the competition after two wins including the first one against Tonga on Monday.

The players deserve all the credit after putting up a gallant performance. The team also made number of attempts at the Vanuatu goalmouth.

Vanuatu footballers had been preparing for some time in China for the Pacific Mini Games.

“The girls are young and they have a long way to go in future,”he added.

“I am trying to work on the weaknessess and improve on those points.

“The girls are showing a lot of courage and we can depend on them as the competition goes.”

Fiji plays Solomon Islands on Monday at 12midday.

Story and Photo by Fiji Times