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First test for Fiji U19

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, April 25, 2014

THE Ravinesh Kumar-coached Vodafone Fiji under-19 team will face a New Zealand Fiji Select side in the opening tour match at the Bill McKinlay Park in Panmure tonight.

The team settled well at the Oceania Football Confederation academy in Penrose upon their arrival on Tuesday.

The squad has held three training sessions since then.

Kumar said the weather was cold.

"The temperature drops down to 13 degrees Celsius at night which the boys are not used to," he said.

"We have been training at the academy ground and the Bill McKinlay Park which is an artificial turf. Our transportation and meals are being provided by New Zealand Fiji Football Inc."

"The second game will be a tough one against Waitakere United on Sunday."

Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel said the tour was vital for their preparations ahead of the Oceania U19 play-offs next month.

Patel said the team would be playing the New Zealand U20 twice.

"We are just a few weeks away from the playoffs and the months of preparations will be tested during this tour," he said.

"The team management will have first-hand experience to gauge their preparation before heading to the play-offs."

Fiji U19 schedule: April 25th NZ Fiji Select (Bill McKinlay Park), April 27 Waitakere City FC (Fred Taylor Park), April 29 Metro AFC (Phyliss Street), May 1 Western Springs (Seddon Fields), May 4 NZ U20 (Bill McKinlay Park), May 6 NZ U20 (North Harbour Stadium), May 8th Match to be announced.








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