A GOLD medal win is on the minds of the Fiji football women’s team after they defeated Solomon Islands 2-0 to contest for the gold medal in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The humid conditions affected the teams in the first half, but the Fijians locked the match nil-all draw at half-time.

The Marika Rodu-coached side showed class and commitment and dedication in the second half.

“We were lucky to have come away with two goals in the match, but we created a lot of mistakes in the match,” Rodu said.

“The condition was very tough with the heat being the contributing factor in the match where some players could not take the heat and I had to use different players.

“The players now understand the importance of the last game and we can expect them to face a lot from them.”

He said the performance shown by the women was the best in the past 10 years.

Fiji’s goal was scored by Cema Nasau and Jotivini Tabua in the second half.

“We will play the winner of Vanuatu and Tonga and we want the gold medal.”

Vanuatu and Tonga draw 2-2 yesterday evening so that gives Vanuatu the right to play Fiji on Friday afternoon at 5.30pm

Story and Photo by Fiji Times