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International Veterans Tournament : Nasinu Veterans Fit, Ready

The Nasinu Masters are confident of winning the International Veter­ans tournament that begins on Thursday at Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland. Team’s president/player, Law­rence Robert, says they expect tough competition but
05 Feb 2019 12:32
International Veterans Tournament : Nasinu Veterans Fit, Ready
The Nasinu Masters veterans football team

The Nasinu Masters are confident of winning the International Veter­ans tournament that begins on Thursday at Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland.

Team’s president/player, Law­rence Robert, says they expect tough competition but feel the experienced players can carry them through.

“I feel that in the last few tour­naments our downfall was inju­ries sustained during the tour­nament so this year we have prepared very well and all play­ers are fit,” Robert said.

The annual tournament, or­ganised by the New Zealand Fiji Football Incorporated, attracts some of the best teams from Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Nasinu, who last won the com­petition in 2017, start their 2019 campaign against Rewa on Thursday.

Laced with top former dis­tricts players, the team won last year’s Vodafone Southern Vet­erans League.

“We have a very good set of players which is one reason we are a very successful Masters team but it hasn’t been easy,” Robert said.

“Between 2012 to 2019, we made 8 tours to New Zealand and USA. We do a lot of fundraising in Fiji.

“We are also very thankful to our major sponsor, Sanjay Lal of Carbon Bakehouse NZ. He had been sponsoring accommoda­tion costs, meals and transport during our stay overseas.”

Included in the team are for­mer Nasinu reps Ashwin Chand, Lawrence Robert, Itesh Singh, Binesh Kumar, Yogesh Nair, Kashif Nasibdar, Nitulesh Mali, Henry Nair, Jagindar Singh.

Also in the team are former district reps Akesh Narayan (Navua), Akuila Bulewa (Rewa, Labasa), Intiaz Khan, Vikash Prasad (Suva).

-Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: sheldon.chanel@fijisun.com.fj



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