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Vanuatu is a threat: Fijian athletics coach

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Vanuatu will be a threat to Fiji, said national athletics coach Albert Miller ahead of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila next month.

Miller had been monitoring the athletes in the number of trials and the competition they competed in earlier this year.

“Vanuatu had produced some good athletes with PNG and it is going to be an interesting competition for us,” Miller said.

He added that Fiji need more quality athletes, reports Fiji Times.

“At our national level the selection has been very thin as far as the number and we have handful of quality athletes, but across the board we did not have that quality athletes we need to have to ensure our dominance in the region,” he said.

“I think it is the main challenge and for the team they need to capitalise on who they have selected and making sure they are 100 per cent ready to go on the day and it is just we do not have athletes that can be dominant enough.

“We are only going to find out on the day the strength of the other countries leading up to the main competition and that is going to determine how well we are going to perform against Papua New Guinea and other countries.”