THE national women's volleyball side is looking forward to face hosts Wallis and Futuna again, this time in the Pacific Mini Games that begins next week.
Fiji played hosts to the Wallis and Futuna team when they were in the country for a three-match tour two months ago.
Fiji made a clean sweep in the tour by winning all three friendly matches.
Coach Kenneth Lidise said those were the only three major games his players were involved in as part of their build-up towards the Mini Games.
He said he was grateful to the Wallis and Futuna side for coming to play the friendly matches.
Earlier this week, Wallis and Futuna coach Tauota Pelenato said he was eagerly awaiting Fiji for the 10 day-long event.
Lidise said their match at the Mini Games would be a different ball game.
"When they came here, we had not played any warm-up matches and neither had they," he said.
"But now we both have match experience and have used the three matches to gauge our strengths and weaknesses."
Seven young girls made their debut for Fiji during the build up.
Lidise said New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna would be their most difficult opponents.
"Also there is Samoa and Tonga who would be very tough to beat because a few years ago you could have beaten them but they have improved over the years and are a force to reckon with.
"The French territories would have some players that could be playing in either France or other overseas countries and would provide stiff competition."
A medal is on the minds of the players and the coach and he said they would have to work really hard to get it.
Lidise coached the women's to team to win gold at the 2010 Oceania Games and bronze at the 2011 Pacific Games.