FIji U16 football team China-bound

The Vodafone Fiji U16 football team that left for China today. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Vodafone Fiji under 16 team departed the country this morning to participate at the International Youth Football Invitational Tournament in Shanghai, China.

The tour will be a good build-up for the U16 World Cup Qualifier scheduled in the Solomon Islands in September.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf said the tour would enable the coaches to select the best players to represent Fiji at the world cup qualifier.

He said the tournament would be a huge test for the Fijians as they would be battling against professional players.

The tournament kicks off this weekend.

20-member squad:

Jason Rokovucake, Emosi Betu, Suliano Doli, Thomas Dunn, Clarence Hussain, Mohammed Ishrat, Eshan Kumar, Mohammed Nabeel, Kunaal Nand, Rahul Naresh, Rohan Nath, Joji Nawaqaliva, Raj Pillay, Abhishek Prasad, Josaia Sela, Isikeli Sevanaia, Peceli Sukabula, Sikeli Tovilo, Aminio Tuilevu, Inoke Turagalailai

Officials: Yogendra Dutt (coach), Sunil Kumar, Shalen Lal (assistant coach), Xavier Henneuse, Yogeshwar Singh

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