SIX overseas-based players will be part of the national under-17 and under-20 soccer team camp this weekend at Ba's National Football Academy.
Both sides are preparing for the Oceania U20 and U17 World Cup play-offs that will be held in March and April respectively.
National coaching director Carlos Buzzetti said the inclusion of the six players would add an international flavour to our junior national reps.
He said even though they were from overseas, they would be treated just like any other player in camp and would not be given any special treatments.
"Five of those overseas players will be in the U20 team and the other will be in the U17 team," Buzzetti said.
"Camp starts on Friday evening but the overseas based players will arrive a day later because of flight schedules," he said.
All six are from New Zealand and Shalvin Ameet Sharma of ACG Sunderland will join the U17 side while, Divikesh Krisnil Deo (Paptoetoe High), Joseph Turagabeci (Liston College), Trishaal Gajend Naidu (Unitec NZ), Soheb Zaffar Sheik (Manukau City FC) and Sohail Basha (St. Peters College) will join the U20 side.
"They attended the first set of trials we had last year and have shown interest in representing Fiji.
"It is good that they are coming here for the camp so that they become adjusted to the weather and the lifestyle of Fiji and they can also learn the same things that the team will be taught in camp."
Buzzetti said the main area they would look at addressing in the camp would be basic skills and techniques.
"Since there has been no significant development over the past three years, these boys lack basic skills and that is one main area we will concentrate on during the camp.
"We will look at all aspects of preparing a player — his diet, his tactics, techniques, skills, stamina, fitness and discipline and commitment on and off the field," he said.