Li Fung Kuee caps campaign with award

The 28-year-old proved one of the sensations of the tournament with his prowess and accuracy on the sand.
A fearless and athletic presence in the host team’s electrifying front line he chipped in with six goals, just one fewer than the tournament’s third-highest scorer.
After helping his side through the group stages and an exciting semi-final victory over Argentina it was huge loss for the hosts when they found themselves facing Russia in the semi-final without two of their most prolific scorers.
Li Fung Kuee and Heimanu Taiarui were forced to watch from the stands as their teammates battled hard against the defending world champions. Despite coming close, Tahiti’s hopes were dashed by a clinical Russian side.
With a chance of redemption against four-time world champions Russia Li Fung Kuee returned to the squad in stunning fashion proving his worth immediately with a goal just 20 seconds into the match. He earned his brace with an audacious chip from a free kick.
After some nail-biting last minute action sent the match into a sudden death penalty shoot-out it came as no surprise that Li Fung Kuee was the man sent to do the business.
Unfortunately it wasn’t Tahiti’s night as he had his penalty saved while Jorginho comfortably slotted home to secure third place for Brazil.
Having caught the eye of a technical study group that included top FIFA instructors Henri Emile and Ramon Raya as well as the competition’s record goalscorer Portuguese player Madjer – Li Fung Kuee is definitely one to watch in the future.


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