Seventy-year old Vanuatu based- Fijian teacher Maraia Daurewa said our athletes will not be lacking support during the Pacific Mini Games.

Speaking after yesterday’s church service in Port Vila, Daurewa said the Fijian community are going to come out in numbers to cheer on our athletes.

“We just want our athletes to know that we will be supporting them whenever and wherever we can,” Daurewa said.

She said all the Fijian people who are resided in Vanuatu have formed a cheering squad that will be at the sidelines to cheer on our athletes.

Daurewa was very impressed with the variety of sporting athletes that make-up the Team Fiji contingent.

These are sports like football, golf, tennis, table tennis and rugby.

“I’m really impressed at the sight of young athletes representing Fiji which indicates a bright future for sports in Fiji.”

Daurewa however, said the only concern is the delay in the release of the game schedules.

“This has held us up in our plans but we will be there. As soon as we get to know where Fiji will be playing we will be there to cheer them on.

“For most of us here this is the only chance we can get to cheer any Fijian team.”

Daurewa added that are over 200 Fijians residing in Vanuatu.


Hosts Vanuatu caused the first upset when they beat New Caledonia 2-1 at the Port Vila Stadium on Saturday night.

New Caledonia played with 10-men after Johanes Bernole was red carded after copping two yellow cards of unsporting behaviour.

Story and Photo by Fiji Sun 

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