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Stoke City Defender For Fiji

Stoke City Defender For Fiji
Coach Christophe Gamel (left) with Scott Wara
August 21
10:00 2018

England-based Scott Wara is ready to play for the Voda­fone Fijian football team.

This was confirmed yesterday by Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel indicating that Wara’s club has released him to play for Fiji in the two international friend­lies in September.

Wara was born in Lautoka but grew up in England. The 18-year-old, 6ft 3 defender has made his English Football debut while on loan from Stoke City.

“It’s a great news that Wara is now available to play for Fiji against Solomon Islands and Sin­gapore during this window and we are grateful to Stoke City for mak­ing him available,” Patel said.

“We have been trying to get him since March for the Philippines tour but they were not ready to re­lease him, we kept trying and they have finally agreed to release him. “We will fly him from London on September 2nd or 3rd, depending on the availability of the flights.”

Patel said they are also in talks with Wellington Phoenix to secure the services of Roy Krishna for this international window.

“We are also trying to get Roy Krishna in as well to put up a for­midable team to play the two inter­nationals.

“Our players will have a chance to learn from his experience, be­haviour, training sessions and all other aspects of being in a profes­sional player.”

As the team march into camp on Sunday, Patel has urged all the players to strictly adhere to the camp laws.

“Those players that are required to be in camp, they must adhere to the directive of the coach and man­ager.

“Following the camp rules is par­amount as the some players have already been sanctioned for break­ing the rules.”

Fiji host Solomon Islands on Sep­tember 5 before playing the Singa­pore national team on September 11 in Singapore.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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