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Gamel Banks On Young Reps

  Vodafone Fijian football coach Christophe Gamel will field young players in the international friendly against Indonesia on September 2. Gamel named a 30-member squad with majority being young players.
08 Aug 2017 11:00
Gamel Banks On Young Reps
Vodafone Fijian football coach Christophe Gamel.

 

Vodafone Fijian football coach Christophe Gamel will field young players in the international friendly against Indonesia on September 2.

Gamel named a 30-member squad with majority being young players.

“I include more young players because we have to give them trust and confidence,” Gamel said.

“It will not be easy for them because when we go to Indonesia, it could be a big crowd but I really want to see how they will react and perform in front of a big crowd because there will be a lot of pressure.

“I expect all the players to fit because the tour is only 10 days so it will be short.

“No position is guaranteed, no matter if you have been with the national team for a long time or not.

“I do not train these boys to be good in their district games, I train them to be top level footballers to represent the country.

“When we go overseas and play against better teams, whether we win, lose or draw means nothing, we are going for the progress of the players.”

Meanwhile, the second international friendly after Indonesia is on hold as Gamel is waiting to see the outcome of the Asian Cup.

“We could face another international team, it could be Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia or Philippines,” he said.

The team departs on August 29 for Indonesia.

30-member squad: Laisenia Naioko (Ba), Remueru (Ba), Saula Waqa (Ba), Manasa Nawakula (Ba), Narend Rao (Ba), Scott Wara (England), Jonetani Buksh (Labasa), Christopher Wasasala (Labasa), Kavaia Rawaqa (Lautoka), Dave Radrigai (Lautoka), Kolinio Sivoki (Lautoka), Osea Vakatalesau (Lautoka), Rupeni Rabici (Nadi), Waisake Tabucava (Nadi), Rusiate Matererega (Nadi), Sharma Shravan (New Zealand), Krith Kumar (New Zealand), Ratu Sairusi Nalewadonu (Rakiraki), Simione Tamanisau (Rewa), Josateki Tamudu (Rewa), Misaele Draunibaka (Rewa), Madhwan Goundar (Rewa), Amani Valevalavou (Rewa), Samuela Kautoga (Rewa), Iosefo Verevou (Rewa), Epeli Saukuru (Rewa), Waisake Ravuisaka (Dreketi), Setareki Hughes (Suva), Tevita Koroi (Suva), Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix).

Edited by Osea Bola

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