PM scoffed at national boxing team

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi scoffed at the national boxing team that represented Samoa at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, last week.

Tuilaepa did not mince words about the team’s poor performance.

“I don’t know the people who are coaching that team,” said Tuilaepa.

“Not only they don’t know how to coach the kids to box, even the athletes are cowards.

“What I saw was an eyesore, I just couldn’t understand how they selected these athletes.”

The Prime Minister suggested that perhaps S.A.S.NO.C. should consider taking another boxing team to the Games.

As for the girl’s cricket team winning gold medal, Tuilaepa was surprised and pleased.

He said locals should focus more on the international cricket rather than wasting their time on the Samoan cricket that won’t get them anywhere.

Speaking about the girl’s cricket team, Tuilaepa said they have more guts than the boys.

He also commended the efforts the weightlifters, power lifters, touch rugby players and all the athletes who won gold medals.