Estonia Arrive Today

Gamel calls on fans to come and watch the game with a positive mindset     A powerful Estonia football side arrive in the country at 8.10am today for their
17 Nov 2017 11:00
Estonia Arrive Today
Vodafone Fijian football striker Napolioni Qasevakatini (right) on attack during training at the Fiji FA Academy in Ba on November 15, 2017. Qasevakatini is expected to partner Setareki Hughes upfront against Estonia at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Sunday Photo: Anushil Kumar of Vodafone Fiji.

Gamel calls on fans to come and watch the game with a positive mindset



A powerful Estonia football side arrive in the country at 8.10am today for their clash against the Vodafone Fijian football side at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on Sunday.

This was after they recorded a 3-0 win over Malta last Sunday.

The visitors have brought with them forward Sergei Mosnikov who play in Finland while some of their players are playing in Norway, Finland, Slovenia and Poland.

Fijian football head coach Christophe Gamel is urging fans to come and watch the game with a positive mindset. He has been preparing the players at the Fiji Football Academy in Ba before they move to Suva today.

The French national said fans need to understand that there is a big gap between the two countries with Fiji positioned at 175 while Estonia is at 80 in the latest FIFA rankings.

“We have to play with pride and show Fiji football is improving,”Gamel said.

“It’s not a problem even if we lose. We should continue to play with consistency and work hard against a good team.

“I hope the people come with a positive mindset to support the team.”

He said offensive and defensive transition would be the key points of the game.

“When we lose the ball, we will have to be quick to reorganise ourselves otherwise it will become a mess because Estonia is very fast in the offensive transition.”

Gamel said the wet weather might be favourable to the visitors however, he also has a plan should it rain on game day.

“We need to control play if it rains, the pace of the pass will be faster as this might be a negative point for us.”

The team to face Estonia is to be named today.  It is likely that Nadi striker Napolioni Qasevakatini is going to partner Setareki Hughes upfront since skipper Roy Krishna is not available.


The Estonia touring party:

Goalkeepers- Marko Meerits (26.04.1992) – Vaasa PS (FIN) 7/0, Andreas Vaikla (19.02.1997) – IFK Mariehamn (FIN) 2/0, Matvei Igonen (02.10.1996) – FCI Tallinn 0/0

Defenders- Joonas Tamm (02.02.1992) – Tallinna FC Flora 11/3, Karl Mööl (04.03.1992) – Nõmme Kalju FC 4/0, Hindrek Ojamaa (12.06.1995) – JJK Jyväskylä (FIN) 2/0, Madis Vihmann (05.10.1995) – Tallinna FC Flora 1/0, Trevor Elhi (11.04.1993) – Nõmme Kalju FC 1/0, Sören Kaldma (03.07.1996) – Paide Linnameeskond 0/0, Marek Kaljumäe (18.02.1991) – Kemi PS (FIN) 0/0, Michael Lilander (20.06.1997) – Paide Linnameeskond 0/0, Joseph Saliste (10.04.1995) – Tallinna FC Flora 0/0,

Deniss Tjapkin (30.01.1991) – Nõmme Kalju FC 0/0,

Midfielders and forwards- Henri Anier (17.12.1990) – FC Lahti (FIN) 42/7, Sergei Mošnikov (07.01.1988) – Kemi PS (FIN) 30/1, Rauno Sappinen (23.01.1996) – Tallinna FC Flora 11/1, Frank Liivak (07.07.1996) – FK Sarajevo (BIH) 6/1, Albert Prosa (01.10.1990) – FCI Tallinn 5/1,

Brent Lepistu (26.03.1993) – Tallinna FC Flora 4/0, Martin Miller (25.09.1997) – Tallinna FC Flora 3/0

Mihkel Ainsalu (08.03.1996) – Tallinna FC Flora 0/0, Mark Oliver Roosnupp (12.05.1997) – Tallinna FC Levadia 0/0


Officials- Head coach: Martin Reim, Assistant coaches: Janno Kivisild, Andres Oper, GK coach: Mart Poom, Fitness coach: Ott Meerits, Doctor: Dr. Kaspar Rõivassepp, Physios: Marius Unt, Helvis Trääder,

Media officer: Sander Jürjens,

Kit manager: Timo Künnapas, Team manager: Miko Pupart.

Edited by Osea Bola



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