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Fijian U19 End Tour On A High Note

Fijian U19 End Tour On A High Note
Vodafone Fijian Under-19 football team pose for a group shot before playing Club Mauritius in Melbourne, Australia, on July 25, 2018. Photo: Fiji FA Media
July 31
10:23 2018

The Vodafone Fijian Under-19 football side won four of their five tour matches in Australia.

In their final tour match they beat Club Mauritius 2-1 in Melbourne last Saturday night. The powerful Club Mauritius fielded six Mauritius internationals as they took an early 1-0 lead.

The young Fijians fought gallantly despite playing cold conditions. They came back strongly in the second half as Kaliova Dau scored the equaliser. As the match was heading for a draw, the Fijians struck the winning goal through Iliesa Rakuka.

Fijian U19 head coach Bal Sanju Reddy said it was a good learning experience for the players as they played quality opponents.

“All throughout this tour, we remained focused to the purpose which was to give international exposure to the players as we build-up towards the OFC playoffs in Tahiti,” Reddy said.

“I would like to thank Fiji Football Association and Victorian Multicultural Sports Association for making this tour possible whereby we were able to gauge our players for our final preparations.”

The team arrives today.

 

TOUR RESULTS

Fiji U19 3-2 VMSA All Stars

Fiji U19 0-3 Melbourne Victory

Fiji U19 2-1 Berwick City

Fiji U19 2-1 Club Mauritius

 

 -Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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