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Futsal lacks badly in Fiji, says Sukhu

Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Fiji Futsal official, Jay Sukhu made a call yesterday showing the need to develop Futsal in the country. After Fiji lost their chance of
12 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Fiji Futsal official, Jay Sukhu made a call yesterday showing the need to develop Futsal in the country.
After Fiji lost their chance of making it into the Futsal world cup to represent the Oceania region, Sukhu said there was a need to give Futsal the same development given to 11-a-side.
“Vanuatu and Solomon Islands teams play shows the preparation they did.”
“These two countries have developed their Futsal players for about three years now.”
Sukhu added Fiji concentrates on developing 11-a-side players and these same players represent the national team again in the 5 -a -side.
“There is either no development or very little of it.”
“We should start developing Futsal coaches and have players specifically for Futsal.”
He said Fiji FA should have funds to develop the sport just like they have it to develop the others.
“Coaches should also be developed.’ Sukhu said they could be giving a request to Fiji FA to ask for funds to be set aside for the five a side game. “But we know the problem in funds that we have especially with the financial constraints.”
He said however it has been a learning turn for them as now they would be able to know the next step to take before the next Futsal tournament.
“We should start developing from younger age groups especially if we want to beat Solomon Island and Vanuatu.” Sukhu said otherwise the other two Pacific Island neighbours would be hard to beat when it comes to Futsal especially with the kind of development they have been doing.
“They send their players to Australia and even one player went to Spain.”
Sukhu said these also help the players academically.
“That clearly shows they had a vision would we should learn from them.”



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