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Overseas Players Ready For IDC Debut

  Overseas players are going to feature in the Courts Interdistrict Championship that starts today at Churchill Park, Lautoka. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, 21-year-old, Solomon Islands midfielder Fred Osifelo said
10 Oct 2017 11:08
Overseas Players Ready For IDC Debut
Fred Osifelo. Photo: Fiji FA Media

 

Overseas players are going to feature in the Courts Interdistrict Championship that starts today at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, 21-year-old, Solomon Islands midfielder Fred Osifelo said he’s looking forward to playing in the IDC for the first time.

“I have been playing for CY Strikers FC in Honiara,” he said.

“I came over to do my civil engineering course at the Fiji National University. It’s an honour for me as a foreigner to be playing for Suva at the IDC.”

The Whites during the 1983 IDC final against Ba had fielded Solomon Islands university student Robert Mark, whose cross from the left flank saw Aisea Mocelutu head home the winning goal.

Osifelo indicated Solomon Islands have produced many top players like James Naka, George Lui and Benjamin Totori.

“I’m looking forward to deliver my best performance against Lautoka tomorrow,” he added.

 Rahul Krishna in Nadi on October 9,2017. Photo: Karalaini Tavi

Rahul Krishna in Nadi on October 9,2017. Photo: Karalaini Tavi

When approached Design Engineering Lautoka striker Majik Mqagot Piok said he’s ready to put his body on the line.

Piok hails from South Sudan but plays club football in Sydney, Australia.

“Actually it has been really good; the boys have really stuck together this week. The bonding has been very crucial and I’m really happy,” he said.

He thanked Fiji Football Association for allowing foreign players to play in the IDC.

“This is a good thing and it’s worldwide. Players are trying to come into the country, improve themselves culturally and learn a new lifestyle as football is always there.”

Piok had been working tirelessly with Christopher Wasasala in trying to perfect their combination.

Jack’s Nadi striker Rahul Krishna is ready to make his mark against Tavua.

Krishna who plays for Papakura City FC in New Zealand is determined to help Nadi win the IDC.

“Preparations have been good. I thank the coaches and officials for providing us with everything that we need.

“The players are dedicated towards training and I’m positive that we’ll produce good results”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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