Blues dedicate match

The Lautoka OFC team. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Vodafone Lautoka Blues will dedicate their OFC Championship final against Team Wellington to all the mothers celebrating Mothers Day in Lautoka and in Fiji. Team manager Paul Abraham said wives and mothers of the players contributed a huge role in the team’s success at this year’s OFC.

He said most of these women hardly missed any game in Fiji supporting their husbands and sons in the Lautoka team.

“We want to play our hearts out for all the mothers and wives of Lautoka soccer players and our fans,” said Abraham.

“Without their support and upbringing i don’t think we would have been here today. “So we will play our hearts out for all mothers hoping they enjoy Mothers Day.”

He said the players were looking forward for their first OFC final.

“This is a huge moment for these players and they are eager to showcase their talents against the professional Wellington side.

“Players have been urged to play as a team and do the country proud.” Abraham said the suspension of striker Samuela Drudru had inspired the rest of the players to do well. “We respect the decision made by OFC and the players have been inspired by the ruling to produce the goods for the country. “It will be an uphill battle but we are ready for the best,” he added.

Prominent names to play a huge role in the final are skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara, Kolinio Sivoki, Brian Kaltack, Kavaia Rawaqa, Dave Radregai, Osea Vakatalesau, Benjamin Totori and Cory Chettleburgh. The game kicks off at 2pm.

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