Hopes for second gold for boxer Sione Mōleni dashed by row between coach and secretary; Father says he “really feels for his son”

Kuo tō e 'amanaki 'a Tonga ki ha koula pau he fuhu' he Keimi 'a e Pasifiki he uike kaha'u' 'i Ha'amoa koe'uhi kuo 'ikai lava ke 'ave 'a e tangata mētali koula 'a Tonga he fuhu Mini Keimi he 2017 ko Sione Mōleni. Kuo 'ikai fili 'a Mōleni hili 'eni ha kē 'a e Sekelitali Kautaha Fuhu 'a Tonga Mataele Fūnaki pea mo e faiako fuhu mei Nu'u Sila ko Fili Maka. Na'e kau 'a Mōleni 'i he kau fuhu 'a Maka'. Pehē 'e he tamai 'a Sione', Talāsinga 'oku ne ongo'i 'aupito 'a e me'a kuo hoko ki hono foha'. Na'a' ne fakamole 'ave pe 'e ia hono foha' 'o teuteu'i makehe 'i 'Aositelēlia pea toki 'alu mei ai 'o fakafofonga'i 'a Tonga he Mini Games 2017 'o ne mētali koula ai. Toe me'a tatau pe he teu ko 'eni ki he Keimi 'a e Pasifiki' 'a ia ne ne 'ave ai ki Nu'u Sila 'o teuteu'i makehe ai. Neongo kuo 'ikai 'ave 'e Tonga 'a Sione ki Ha'amoa kuo mahino 'eni 'e hū ia 'o kau he fe'auhi fuhu 'amatua 'a 'Aokolani he māhina katu'u'. Na'e pehē 'e Dr Fotu Fisi'iahi ko e CEO 'o e Potungāue MIA neongo 'oku fakapa'anga 'e he pule'anga' 'a e timi sipoti 'e paasi ke 'ave ki he Keimi' ka 'e kei pule pe TASANOC mo e ngaahi kautaha sipoti ko hai 'e 'alu' pea 'oku 'ikai ha mafai ia e pule'anga ke liliu enau tu'utu'uni ko ia'.

Tonga’s hopes for Pacific Mini-Games gold medalist Sione Mōleni to secure another first gold medal in next week’s Pacific Games in Samoa have ended. The boxer was part of the team brought to Tonga by New Zealand trainer Fili Maka  for the National Boxing Tournament in March. He has been caught up in the aftermath…


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