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Best For Rio

Fiji Football Association aims to pick best players to represent Fiji at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The search for talent continues at the 2015 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants
29 Jul 2015 13:31
Best For Rio
The Jack’s Nadi soccer team after its training session at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Tuesday. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Fiji Football Association aims to pick best players to represent Fiji at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The search for talent continues at the 2015 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament which starts at Ratu Cakobau Park on  Friday.

Fiji FA coaching director Carlos Buzzetti said as they prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics, they would be keeping a close watch on all players at the B.O.G this year.

“This tournament is very important for us as national selectors and for the districts,” Buzzetti said.

“We will be looking out for performance and fitness in this tournament.

“We need to field the best team for Rio and players need to know that we will only select the best.

Buzetti says doors are open for the players who wished to play in Rio.

 

Nadi on track

The Jack’s Nadi soccer team has been preparing for four weeks for the INKK Mobile B.O.G tournament which starts on Friday in Nausori.

The jetsetters play Suva in their first game 3pm at Ratu Cakobau Park.

“We have blended some young players with the senior ones in the last four weeks and everything is gelling well,”coach Kamal Swamy said.

He said the players remained positive in achieving the best from the tournament.

“They are very dedicated because they would like to do well in this tournament,” he said.

Swamy said fans can expect to see a new star in Nadi Muslim College student Patrick Wise playing this weekend.

“We will field our best 11 so we’ll see some new faces,”he said.

He said the team would be brushing up on their skills that needed improvement over the next few days.

“We’ll work on our defence because if you want to win you have to have to be good defensively.”

He said as part of the FIFA game standard rules the team would also be required to go through a drug test. “I think this is good because when we go through international standard games we will need to do this. I’m confident  in my players.”

The team is set to take on Lautoka this Saturday at Ratu Cakobau Park at 5pm and will take on Tailevu-Naitasiri at Ratu Cakobau Park on Sunday at 11.30am.

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