Coaches need to work together, says Serritslev
Fijian football head coach Flemming Serritslev has advised coaches in the Northern Division to help their players adapt to playing fast pace football. Speaking during the Coaches Workshop at the Galaxy Hotel and Apartments in Labasa yesterday, he said this would make the game more intense and with big rewards to come with it.
“After my appointment as national coach in February I came here to watch the Vodafone Premier League clash between Labasa and Nasinu,” Serritslev said.
“Like any other teams in Fiji, I’ve found out that Labasa need to work on their speed in order to bring out more excitement in their game and for spectators to enjoy.
“Players should be able to connect their passes correctly but it should be done with speed.”
Serritslev said so far football in the country is played at a very slow pace.
“It shows players lack concentration and this is seen on the passes they make.
“Many of those passes do not connect their team-mates. The passes need to connect with their teammates and again must be done at a speed.
“In this workshop I have 17 coaches across the Northern Division attending, who are also under-19 coaches,”
Serritslev indicated that this the first time he has met the coaches.
“I want to see all coaches working together so that we can raise the standard of football to another level.
“I’m aware that the Northern Division has produced great players like Roy Krishna but they can still do better.
“I may look old as I’m 73-years but I have come prepared to give advice, ideas but my aim is to work with the coaches and achieve the goals we’ve set.”
Coaches undergo the workshop at the Galaxy Hotel and Apartments in Labasa on May 13, 2020.