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Hussain Confident of Good Show

  Hussain Mira Sahib expects the Vodafone Fiji Futsal team to put on a good performance in the Trans Pacific tournament in New Zealand. The 14-member squad departs for Auckland
13 Dec 2015 20:16
Hussain Confident of Good Show
The National Futsal team (from left front) Prashant Prasad,Reginald Singh,Dhiraj Kumar,Akitesh Vishal Kumar,Suraj Chand,Amen Shabindra Prasad,Vineet Nadan,(back left) Praveet Pravin Singh,Vivek Nadan,Kevin Moses Singh,Rodrick Rahul Singh,Hussein Mira Sahib,Maciu Rakuita Tuilau and Anish Kumar during the presentation at Fiji Footbal Association complex yesterday.The team leaves for New Zealand today for their match tour. pic.....RAMA

 

Hussain Mira Sahib expects the Vodafone Fiji Futsal team to put on a good performance in the Trans Pacific tournament in New Zealand.

The 14-member squad departs for Auckland today.

Sahib said the focus was the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Futsal tournament in February.

“We’ve been training hard and we should do well in the Trans Pacific Cup,” Sahib said.

“It’s my responsibility to get the boys ready and share my experience with them being the oldest player in the team.

“The main goal for the team is to get positive results and gain more experience because our main goal is the OFC Futsal tournament in February.”

With Futsal being a minor sport in the country, Sahib said the team has opened the door for those wishing to take up Futsal as a sport.

“People can now look forward to joining the national team and grow futsal in Fiji. Players have set the benchmark for other players who are interested.”

Meanwhile, youngest player in the team, Akitesh Vishal Kumar, 19, who hails from Vatulaulau in Labasa, enjoy playing futsal.

“It’s awesome and it is great being part of a team where the boys are like your brothers who help you with anything you need,” Kumar said.

The team departs 1pm and play their first game on Tuesday at 8pm against the New Zealand All Whites.

The 14-member Vodafone Fiji Futsal team: Akitesh Vishal Kumar, Dhiraj Kumar, Rodrick Rahul Singh, Keven Moses Singh, Praveet Pravin Singh, Suraj Chand, Vineet Nadan, Hussain Mira Sahib, Maciu Rakuita Tuilau, Vivek Nadan, Anish Kumar, Reginald Singh, Prashant Prasad, Amen Shabindra Prasad. Edited by Osea Bola

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