Fiji Time: 11:23 PM on Monday 6 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji U20 to play in OFC event

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, August 25, 2014

THE Ravinesh Kumar coached Fiji under-20 team will participate at the Oceania Football Confederation President's Cup in New Zealand in November.

The OFC President's Cup is a new competition and will feature the 2014 Oceania Champions League winner Auckland City, finalist Amicale FC of Vanuatu, two teams from the Asian Football Confederation and two other invited teams.

The Fiji U20 team created history by qualifying for next year's FIFA U20 World Cup after winning the regional playoffs in Suva in May.

Fiji remained unbeaten in the competition recording four wins and a draw.

This was Fiji's first Oceania U20 title victory in 40 years.

The extended squad will march into camp at the academy in Ba this Sunday.

Majority of the players featured for their respective district teams during the Battle of the Giants group stage.

Kumar said the U20 boys had been improving because they were playing alongside the senior players.

He said several players had been drafted in the squad after the Fiji Secondary Schools Football Association Inter District Competition.

"There will be a two-week camp starting on August 31," he said.

"They will be going through sessions and we have to see if they still remember what they learnt during the qualifications.

"We will be calling several new players that were selected during the secondary schools IDC. There are couple of overseas boys who are interested who we have invited for the trials."

Kumar said playing at the OFC President's Cup would give them great exposure.

"The tournament will feature some strong clubs," he said.

"The players need this sort of exposure to lift their standard. We are hoping to go to Australia as well for some friendly games."

The OFC President's Cup will be held from November 17-23.





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
JPY 58.805555.8055
GBP 0.30670.2987
EUR 0.43440.4224
CNY 2.98292.8829
NZD 0.72200.6890
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.47950.4625

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 6th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off
  2. Fijian rugby players emerge from cocoon
  3. Golden Lift
  4. Naholo's life outside rugby
  5. Watch where you sit, warns LTA
  6. Team Fiji settles in
  7. Deadly spill a threat
  8. FIJIAN INFLUENCE
  9. 85pc of Fijians suffer from NCDs
  10. Source of income

Top Stories this Week

  1. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  3. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  4. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)
  8. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  9. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  10. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)