THE Nasinu Masters soccer side will use the International Masters Classic Tournament as a build-up for its New Zealand tour next month.
The side will face the Suva Masters in its first match today at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Former Suva coach and player Intiaz Khan will be a key member for the Pasifika Tents-sponsored side in the three-day event.
He said the tournament was a chance for soccer stars of yester-year to come back together at one venue and socialise.
"This tournament promotes friendly rivalry and I look forward to meeting some of my old team mates and opponents once again," Khan said.
"While the competitiveness between the teams will still be there, I think it will be an enjoyable event for the former soccer stars."
Khan said more emphasis should be put into Masters soccer in the country to promote healthy lifestyle.
Meanwhile, the side will compete at a veterans tournament in New Zealand from November 14.
"We were runners-up in that tournament last year and we hope to win it this year.
"Also earlier this year we were on a tour of the US and we hope to go there again and we are using this weekend's tournament as a build-up."
The tournament, featuring in the 35-40 and over 40 category, starts today.
Fixtures, today - ANZ Stadium:
10am, (P1/35 - G1) Suva Masters-Pasifika Tents Nasinu Masters; 11:10, (P2/35 - G4) Ba Masters-Hasbeens; 12:20, (P2/40 - G5) Suva Masters FC-Savusavu Veterans; 1.10, (P140 - G7) NZ Tavua-Ba Masters; 2, (P2/35 - G8) Lautoka All Stars-Navua Veterans; 3:10, (P1/35 - G11) Beyond Systems Ltd Team Dreketi NZ-Real Forex Sugar City Masters; 4:20, (P2/35 - G12) Ba Masters-Lautoka All Stars; 5:30, (P1/40 - G13) NZ Tavua-Real Forex Sugar City Masters; 6:20pm, (P2/40 - G14) Navua Veterans-Savusavu Veterans; 7:10pm, (P1/35 - G15) Suva Masters FC-Beyond Systems Ltd Team Dreketi NZ; 8:20pm, (P2/40 - G16) Lautoka All Stars-Suva Masters FC; 9:10pm, (P1/40 - G17) Ba Masters-MV Suilven Mighty Lions
Today: Bidesi Park: 10am, (P2/35 - G2) Navua Veterans-Melbourne Masters; 4, (P1/35 - G12) Pasifika Tents Nasinu Masters-Chicken Express Western Masters.
Today: Buckhurst Park: 10am, (P1/35 - G3) Real Forex Sugar City Masters-Chicken Express Western Masters; 12:20, (P2/40 - G6) MV Suilven Mighty Lions-Real Forex Sugar City Masters; 2, (P2/35 - G9) Hasbeens-Melbourne Masters.