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Matererega Out Of Nadi Squad

National rep Rusiate Matererega is out of the Nadi team for the 2018 Pacific Cup which will be held in Sydney, Australia on November 21 – 25. The Bavu, Nadroga
01 Nov 2018 11:28
Matererega Out Of Nadi Squad
Rusiate Matererega in action for Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

National rep Rusiate Matererega is out of the Nadi team for the 2018 Pacific Cup which will be held in Sydney, Australia on November 21 – 25.

The Bavu, Nadroga native has secured a three-year contract with a club in New Zealand.

Team director Ashwant Singh said, “Rusi will be mov­ing to New Zealand with his family for three years so he won’t be available to play for Nadi. His visa has been approved. We did tried to persuade him but he has opted for his future and all the best to him.”

Singh said during the transfer window they have lost a lot of players but that does not stop them from exposing other players.

“We have youth players and we will be banking on them to take us forward.

“We are the only local team to have won the Pacific Cup four times.”

Pools

Jack’s Nadi side is Pool B with Courts IDC champion Lautoka, AFFA Sydney All Stars, NZFFI All Stars and USA All Stars which was drawn on Tuesday in New Zea­land.

In the Pool A is Suva, Rewa, Western Sydney, Auckland Ba and Team Melbourne.

The tournament features top teams from Fiji, Austral­ia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Cup is the brainchild of the New Zealand Fiji Football Incorporated (NZFFI) which started in 2012.

Auckland’s Bill McKinlay Park- the home of Fiji soc­cer in New Zealand, has hosted the tournament in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 while the 2016 edition was played at Prince Charles Park in Nadi where the hosts success­fully defended their title.

Edited by Osea Bola

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