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Sam: Chance For Reps To Improve

The Digicel national Futsal side has been drawn in Group B of the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 development tourna­ment along with champions Sol­omon Islands, New Caledonia, and Samoa.
09 Sep 2022 16:00
Sam: Chance For Reps To Improve
Digicel national Futsal players, fans and coach Jerry Sam (right) in Suva on September 4, 2022. Photo; Fiji FA Media

The Digicel national Futsal side has been drawn in Group B of the OFC Futsal Cup 2022 development tourna­ment along with champions Sol­omon Islands, New Caledonia, and Samoa.

Fiji FA President’s Five is drawn with New Zealand, Ton­ga, and Vanuatu.

Host Fiji is fielding two teams in the competition.

The championship will be played from September 13-18 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

The group stages will be played in a single round-robin where each team plays one match against the other teams in the same group, with three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero for defeat.

The group winners and run­ners-up will contest in the semi-final each on Saturday, September 17, with the winners advancing to the Futsal Cup fi­nal on Sunday.

Fiji FA Futsal head coach Jerry Sam said it’s was an exciting op­portunity as the host nation for the growth of the sport.

“In Fiji, there’s been a boost of popularity in futsal after the lockdowns caused by the COV­ID-19 pandemic,” Sam told Fiji FA Media.

“We’ve entered two teams into this competition which pre­sents a big opportunity for the next generation of players com­ing through to be amongst and against those with more experi­ence.

“Everyone is looking forward to the tournament.”

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