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Young Midfielders Make U16 Squad

Thirteen-year-old Maika Dau of Nasinu has been named in the Digicel national Under-16 extended squad. The squad are camping this weekend in preparation for the OFC U16 Championship 2022.
07 May 2022 12:00
Young Midfielders Make U16 Squad
Nasinu Under-16 midfielder Maika Dau urges his team-mates on. The 13-year-old is the son of former Fiji and Rewa star defender Lorima Dau. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Thirteen-year-old Maika Dau of Nasinu has been named in the Digicel national Under-16 extended squad. The squad are camping this weekend in preparation for the OFC U16 Championship 2022.

Dau is the son of former Rewa and national star defender Lorima Dau. The youngster plays at midfield for the Nasinu U16 side. Also in the squad is 14-year-old midfielder Avishaan Chand of Rewa.

Fiji Football Association’s technical director Timo Jankowski said they want to give these two young players exposure.

“They are potential players and I have seen their style of play and they are very good footballers,” said Jankowski

Players from the Southern Zone are camping at the Fiji FA Academy in Vatuwaqa. The Vanua Levu players are camping in Labasa. The national U16 team is coached by Sunil Kumar.

U16 squad: Hayyaan Arsalaan Khan (Ba), Ilisoni Koro (Ba), Waisea Nagonelevu (Ba), Pita D N Kuricuva (Ba), Salesitino Caucau (Ba), Vinayak Krish Rao (Nadi), Aron Naicker (Nadi), Jacob Seninawanawa (Nadi), Maciu Raica (Nadi), Maniata Tasere (Nadi), Raymond Jackman (Lautoka),  Sekove Luma (Lautoka), Mohammed Irshaad (Navua), Harish Thakur (Navua), Bhaveekesh Reddy (Suva), Nirav Nihal Kumar (Nasinu), Delon Shankar (Rewa), Jaron Chand (Rewa), Neeraj Sharma (Rewa), Arush Lal (Rewa), Ibraham Dean (Northland), Aarav Krishna (Northland), Avishaan Chand (Rewa), Maika Dau (Nasinu), Kartik Krishnan Sharma (Labasa), Vilikesa Vosagaga (Seaqaqa), Peni Raicola (Labasa), Saheel R Deo (Labasa), Rishav Ayush Lingam (Labasa), Saimone Ravonokula (Seaqaqa), Luke Salavakavatu (Seaqaqa), Watisoni Batirerega (Dreketi), Petero Bale Maivalenisau (Seaqaqa), Inoke Bera (Labasa), Shanal Nadriva Kumar (Kumar), Avish Nath (Labasa), Kitione Raleqeleqe (Labasa).

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