Fiji Time: 1:59 PM on Thursday 17 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji wants Farina

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, June 29, 2014

FIJI Football Association is hoping to appoint former Socceroos Frank Farina as the technical adviser of the Vodafone Fiji under-20 team.

Farina, who played and coached the Australian national football side, arrived into the country earlier this week.

He was present at the Vodafone Fiji FACT semi-finals at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday.

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said Farina was yet to confirm his availability but they were confident he would accept the job.

"New Zealand is also after him but we see no problem in him accepting the Fiji football job," Patel said.

"OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) has given us assistance for a coach to take us to the World Cup. OFC is fully paying for the coach.

"Frank was the candidate we chose and he is here since Tuesday to see Fiji football before making his decision."

Patel said if Farina agreed to take up the post, he would be solely responsible of the Fiji U20 team.

He said coach Ravinesh Kumar was aware of their plan and was pleased to have the support of Farina.

Fiji qualified for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup after winning the OFC U20 Championship in Suva.

The team will become the first national side to play in FIFA World Cup.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63150.6125
JPY 55.724552.7245
GBP 0.38660.3786
EUR 0.42500.4130
NZD 0.69090.6579
AUD 0.63420.6092
USD 0.50200.4850

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Trial hears of attempts to form new State
  2. $330m kava market
  3. Surprise hailstorm
  4. Scholarship allowance effective from August 1
  5. The RFMF Band
  6. Long jail terms for farmers
  7. Buli wins for kids
  8. My Kana mobile app
  9. Farmers race against time
  10. Anaemia problem

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Couple ties knot on REACH mobile bus Sunday (13 Aug)
  3. Families unite in grief Friday (11 Aug)
  4. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  5. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  6. A-G stop false infor Friday (11 Aug)
  7. Life in captivity Friday (11 Aug)
  8. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  9. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  10. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)