29 Oct 2014

Sport: Tonga women footballers ready to take PNG

12:35 pm on 29 October 2014

The Women's Development Officer for Tongan Football says her team have proven they have the spirit to succeed at future OFC Nation's Cups.

In the last game of this year's tournament hosts Papua New Guinea will play a winless Tonga in Kokopo.

Adelaide Tu'ivailala says the team has endured a rollercoaster of emotions during the tournament after being thrashed by New Zealand 16-0 on opening day and then coming from behind to draw 1-1 with the Cook Islands.

"They were so down after being beaten by New Zealand but then we managed to psych them up to be prepared and well you are aware that we drew after but they were all happy because they were doing all their best. Unfortunately we drew but we were so happy knowing that everyone did their best."

Tonga's flag

Tonga's flag Photo: RNZ