(Image source: FB Rapa)
They are about to perform one of the greatest feats in their history. The Polynesian futsal team, Aitu Ari, will face New Zealand at home this evening at eight o’clock in the evening, in the final of the Oceania Nations Cup.
On this occasion, Sports Minister Nahema Temari, like the residents, offered her support, announcing that the match would be broadcast in Bowfay Gardens. On social media too, tension is rising. Raba residents, whose players form the backbone of Aitu Are, shared a video to proudly show their support for the team.
Since the beginning of the adventure, the Tahiti national team has delighted the Fenua with victories against Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa. Tonight represents a huge challenge that Aito Ari will have to overcome.
And on the streets of Tahiti, we seem to believe it. ” I think they definitely have potential, and we encourage them, and that’s a source of pride for all the islands », announces a passerby. ” Go to Tahiti, go to the Australian Islands, the children of our country give us a good example of participation, may it be an example for our policies. Another smiled.
In 2011, some Rapa players actually faced the Solomon Islands in the final. They bowed down. Twelve years later, Polynesia believes in this achievement.
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