Fiji U20 taught a lesson
November 21, 2014 6:51 pm
The Vodafone Fiji Under 20 football side was beaten 7-1 by Busaiteen of Baharain in the OFC President’s Cup last night in New Zealand.
This was the first outing for the side against a fully fledged professional side, which brought about lessons for the juniors.
The Fijians also lost Antonio Tuivuna and Saula Waqa to redcards for foul play.
Fijian coach Ravinesh Kumar says this is the first time for his side to play against a team as such and they learnt a lot.
He says this is the type of football they will face at the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand.
Team technical advisor Frank Farina says people need to understand what the bigger picture is.
He adds outings against professional teams is much needed for the development of the side.
Fiji will now play Bodden Town of the Cayman Islands in the 5th/6th position play-offs on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in another match, Auckland City thumped Bodden Town 9-0.
City will play Amicale of Vanuatu in the final, while Singapore Under-23 plays Busaiteen in the 3rd and 4the place play-offs.
You can catch a live commentary of the Fiji-Bodden match on Radio Fiji 2 with the voice of soccer, Raymond Stoddart.