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Waqa, Tuivuna See Red

Discipline will be a key factor that the Vodafone Fiji Under-20 team will need to work on after their 1-7 loss to Bahrain’s Busaiteen FC last Friday  at The Trusts
23 Nov 2014 10:40
Waqa, Tuivuna See Red
Busaiteen’s Juliano Paula defends against Fiji’s Ravnit Chand (lef) during the OFC Presidents Cup match at The Trusts Arena Auckland Stadium in New Zealand last, Friday. Photo: Shane Wenzlick

Discipline will be a key factor that the Vodafone Fiji Under-20 team will need to work on after their 1-7 loss to Bahrain’s Busaiteen FC last Friday  at The Trusts Arena stadium in New Zealand.

Striker Saula Waqa and defender Tony Tuivuna were red carded because of  violent conduct and retaliation.

Vodafone U-20 coach Ravinesh Kumar said regardless of how professional their opponents were, the players needed to discipline themselves.

“They should control themselves in situations like playing against professional players,” Kumar said.

“The players are still 18 and 19 years old and will make mistakes, but this is the time for them to learn and improve.”

Despite the hammering, national team director Tarunesh Reddy said this was good experience for the players.

“Getting those two red cards clearly shows the boys had discipline problems and need to be cool under pressure,” said Reddy.

The Vodafone Fiji U20 will be fighting for 5th and 6th place as they play Cayman Islands Bodden Town today at 1pm at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

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