Emotional farewell as Marika Rodu departs Rewa after impressive win

As recently confirmed by Fiji FA and highlighted here in Oceania Football Center, Rewa’s Marika Rodu departed the club in order to serve the Fiji national team; the experienced coach will guide the squad in three friendly matches this month to be played in Lautoka. Rodu already even announced the players he selected for the international matches.

But, before his deparute, Rodu had a final say for his Rewa side: the second match of the Digicel Fiji Premier League against Tailevu Naitasiri. The coach guided his side to a much deserved 2-0 win thanks to goals scored by the Solomon Islands internationals Atkin Kaua and Alvin Hou.

This was the second in a row for the Delta Tigers as they are ranked second now in the national league’s table. After the match the players, staff and management of the team turned emotional in the dressing rooms as Rodu had his final match for Rewa.

Marika Rodu – Fiji FA Media

President Buksh praised Marika for his dedication towards Rewa Football. Buksh added that our loss is Fiji’s gain as Marika is a soldier everyone wants in their camp – got a little too sweet and too emotional in the end“, posted Rewa on social media.

Players celebrated Marika Rodu after the match and wished him the best in the upcoming challenge with the national team as an interim head coach. The assistant coach of Rodu, and also former Rewa head coach, Rodick Singh will take the position and expect to achieve similar success of Marika’s under his tenure for the Delta Tigers.


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