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Aliza Hussain Makes Family Proud

  Aliza Hussain, 15, is proud to be in the Fiji squad preparing for the OFC U17 Women Championship in Cook Islands next month. She is among the 22 girls
21 Dec 2015 11:25
Aliza Hussain Makes Family Proud
Aliza Hussain a Fiji under 17 rep. Photo: FARIHA AHMED

 

Aliza Hussain, 15, is proud to be in the Fiji squad preparing for the OFC U17 Women Championship in Cook Islands next month.

She is among the 22 girls in camp at the Fiji Football Association Academy in Ba.

The girl from Yalalevu, Ba knows only 19 will be travelling to Cook Islands next month but she is confident she will make the cut.

“My parents have faith in me and I am doing my best to make them proud,” Hussain said.

“I am the only girl in my family and my parents are really proud of me.

“I was always the only girl playing soccer with boys when I was in primary school and I aim to represent Fiji in future.”

Hussain is confident the team will win the OFC. “The training is tough as we need to really shape up and be ready for the challenge,” Hussain said.

The Kamil Muslim College played for Ba when they won the U17 competition during the IDC last month.

OFC U17 Women Championship will be played at the Cook Islands Football Academy on June 13-21.

The winner will take part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 in September.

Fiji is in Group B with Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and hosts Cook Islands while Group A sees New Caledonia, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga.

The top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals.

New Zealand has won the only two previous editions of the OFC U-17 Women’s Championship, and after qualifying directly in 2014, will be shooting for a fourth-straight appearance at an U-17 Women’s World Cup. Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj



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