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Dunn Wants To Do Navua Proud

Dunn, 18 is a member of the national squad that was in camp at the Fiji FA Academy as part of their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Qatar in March.
21 Oct 2021 14:43
Dunn Wants To Do Navua Proud
Navua striker Thomas Dunn heads the ball during national football training while national team director Timo Jankowski looks on at the Fiji Football Academy in Ba on October 10, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

National forward Thomas Dunn hopes to put into action what he learnt while being part of the national camp in Ba, the last two weeks.

Dunn, 18 is a member of the national squad that was in camp at the Fiji FA Academy as part of their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round in Qatar in March.

The Toguri, Navua teenager has been instrumental for the Navua side in the Digicel Pre­mier League competition.

“I had learnt a lot from the na­tional coaches and hope to be better when the DPL competi­tion kicks off,” he said.

“During the pandemic I did my personal training. It was tough but had to be in shape as the competition resumes this week­end.

“With the DPL I hope to put in what I’ve learnt during the na­tional camp.

“This match against Nadroga is important because we want to improve our standing.”

Dunn is also wary of Nadroga’s preparations despite the visi­tors’ no-win record so far.

“Nadroga under their new head coach Kamal Swamy will definitely come out firing.

“It will be an interesting match, and we hope to give them a good match.

“No one likes losing in front of their home crowd, so playing at Uprising is to our advantage.”

Dunn is no stranger in the sport as he has been dribbling, kicking and playing football since he was 10.

He came through the ranks starting at primary school and later featuring in the Fiji age group side.

“My aim is to make the selec­tion for the national team, DPL is the best way to gauge myself,” he said.



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