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U20 players impress coach

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

THE Vodafone Fiji under-20 coach Ravinesh Kumar will be keeping a close watch on the players he is eyeing for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Kumar has been following the players that were part of the national side and is impressed with their form.

He said the players had grown in skills and physique playing alongside the senior players in the district teams.

With Suva, Ba and Rewa, which have a number of the Fiji U20 reps playing for them, in the semi-finals of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants, Kumar is eager to see how these players perform under pressure.

"These players are developing day by day and tournament by tournament. With age, they have grown physically and their thinking ability has also improved," Kumar said.

"I want to thank the districts for giving them game time. With the experience of playing alongside the senior players, these U20 reps can develop further.

"I'm excited to see the players that will feature in the semi-finals. It will be a real test for these players playing in the final rounds of the BOG where they will have the pressure from their coach and officials, fans and of course the opponents."

The Fiji U20 team will regroup on August 31 for a two-week camp where Kumar will test some new players he had picked for the World Cup.

He reiterated the final squad selection would be based on performance.

Meanwhile, the national team will feature in 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.








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