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Roy Krishna To Lead Tour Squad

  Wellington Phoenix star striker Roy Krishna is going to captain the Vodafone Fijian football side on their tour to Indonesia. This was confirmed by head coach Christophe Gamel after
27 Aug 2017 11:01
Roy Krishna To Lead Tour Squad
Vodafone Fijian Football captain Roy Krishna (left), dafends against Marco Rojas of the New Zealand All Whites.

 

Wellington Phoenix star striker Roy Krishna is going to captain the Vodafone Fijian football side on their tour to Indonesia. This was confirmed by head coach Christophe Gamel after he officially announced the squad yesterday.

Veteran goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau has been named as the team’s vice-captain.

Speaking during the farewell function at the Ba Football Academy, Gamel urged the players to represent their country with pride.

“I hope you put this Indonesian tour as your priorities,” he said.

“Duty is duty and it’s very important. Now it’s time for you to show that you’re proud of this country and we want you to be more focussed.”

Fiji Football Association president, Rajesh Patel said the tour was to take Fiji to the next level.

“We’re not only playing with teams from the Pacific Islands but in Asia and Europe.

“This is where you have to support the coach, You can take this opportunity and prove that you can also belong to an overseas team.”

Vodafone Fiji sponsorship manager Adriu Vakarau said in the recent past, the president of Fiji FA has been saying that they will try to fix Fiji football and take it to the next level.

“This next tour is taking us to the next level.

“We’ve been competing with teams in the Pacific but now we are going to Asia is the next level for us.”

He also said that Vodafone Fiji was grateful that they’re part of Fiji FA and also play an important role in the development of our football players.

Tamanisau thanked Fiji FA for having faith in the players.

“I think the boys will do their best and we’ll try to put Fiji FA where it is supposed to be,” Tamanisau added.

 

Fijian squad:

Simione Moci Tamanisau, Tevita Kalisito Cakau Koroi, Misaele Umeni Draunibaka, Madhwan Aklesh Goundar, Setareki Waqanitoga Hughes, Epeli Leiroti, Laisenia Raura Naioki, Josefata Vunisina Neibuli, Dave Radrigai, Junior Narendra Rao, Epeli Saukuru, Amani Makoe Valebalavu, Iosefo Verevou, Tevita Waranaivalu, Roy Krishna (Captain), Kavaia Rawaqa, Shravan Sharma, Kolinio Vakarauvanua Sivoki, Waisake Tabucava, Christopher Wasasala, Jonetani Nalulu Buksh, Remueru Tekiata.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  kathrin.krishna@fijisun.com.fj

 



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