Melanesian Cup: Solomon Islands 1-1 Fiji
Melanesian Cup: Vanuatu 0-8 Fiji
Melanesian Cup: New Caledonia 0-2 Fiji
Melanesian Cup (final): Solomon Islands 1-3 Fiji
Apparently, in the build-up to the final, there were threats made, unbeknownst by whom, towards the Fiji squad: “You had better not take to the field.” This had, naturally, struck some fear among players, but encouraged by legendary captain Pita Dau, they eventually went out and won the tournament, beating the host nation in the final.
Friendly: Fiji 1-1 New Zealand
Friendly: Fiji 2-0 New Zealand
Friendly: Fiji 1-0 New Zealand
Qualification – First round
First leg: Fiji 1-0 Australia
26.11.1988, Prince Charles Park (Nadi)
Line-up: Buli – Watkins, Lutumailagi, Dau (c) (Ali 71), Nemani, Delai – Evans, Vuilabasa, Sami – Peters, Watisoni (Madigi h-t)
Second leg: Australia 5-1 Fiji
03.12.1988, Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney)
Line-up: Buli – Watkins, Lutumailagi (Watisoni 78), Dau (c), Nemani, Delai – Evans, Vuilabasa, Sami – Peters, Madigi (Ali 58)
Exit before the second round group stage: 5-2 aggregate loss against Australia.