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Stylish midfielder fails to join national football camp

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LAUTOKA mid-fielder Zibraaz Sahib is the only player who has not joined the Fiji soccer team camp, according to the team director and Fiji Football Association vice-president Tarunesh Reddy.

New Zealand-based Roy Krishna arrives in the country tomorrow and joins the team camp to prepare for the 2012 Oceania Nations Cup to be held in Solomon Islands.

Reddy said there was no word from Sahib.

"The stylish Blues mid-fielder is one of the new players roped into the squad last week along with the likes of teammate Peni Finau and Labasa's Samuela Kautoga.

"All players have turned up for camp except for Zibraaz Sahib. He is the only local player yet to join the team while Roy Krishna will arrive from New Zealand on Wednesday," he said.

"We have not heard anything from him (Sahib) and we will wait for some time, until he joins the camp or notify us of his absence."

Reddy said they could take further actions on Sahib.

"If he is not interested to play for Fiji then definitely we will take action on him," he said.

Reddy added the team's morale was high as they prepared for the championship, which would be held in the Solomon Islands from June 1-11.

"The boys went through the first training session today (yesterday) and we are happy about it. We are preparing well and we hope for the best at the Oceania Cup."

Meanwhile, Reddy says players will resume duties with their respective districts when the team breaks camp on Friday.

Earlier media reports states Fiji coach Carlos Buzetti will not release players for the Fiji Fact in Ba.

"That is misleading from the media, Carlos made the comment meaning the league and not the Fiji Fact. We are very positive players will not be injured since the ground is in very top condition," Reddy added.

The Fiji Fact continues in Ba this Friday.


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