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United to test young guns

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE United One club from Rewa wants to put its three-year development plan into action during the Kriz Signs National Club Championship this weekend.

The Rizwan Wasim-coached side is pooled with Civic (Suva), Blues (Nadi) and Combine (Navua).

United One manager Aiyaz Khan said the three-day club championship would help provide exposure to his upcoming players.

The former referee said apart from district reps Savenaca Nakalevu and Setareki Hughes, the rest were unknown players.

Nakalevu and Hughes are part of Rewa's elite development group and played for Fiji secondary school champions Saraswati College during the schools competition this year.

"We have been building this team for the past three years and it's time for us to reap the rewards," Khan said.

"With the calibre of young players we have, I think we can make the finals."

Khan said they would take one game at a time and do their best to represent the district well.

He said the availability of Rewa coach Marika Rodu who had been helping with the preparation had added to their team morale.

Khan also thanked Autoworld Trading Fiji Limited for its support.

"The team has been preparing well. Since most of the players in the team are school students, we are also having midday training sessions apart from the daily afternoon runs."