Fiji U23 works against time
June 16, 2015 12:28 am
The Vodafone Fiji Under-23 football side is working against time to be fully prepared for the Pacific Games, which starts on July 4 in Papua New Guinea.
The side, which is currently in Vanuatu for the Four Nations Friendly Cup, still has not been able to have the Under-20 players train with the current team.
Fiji team coach Juan Carlos Buzzetti says they are not leaving any stones unturned in a bid to have the best side for the Pacific Games.
“Unfortunately we are the most affected country as the Under -20 was at the World Cup. We have not had the opportunity even until today to work together as team. When we come back we only have 10 days and we will see which players go to PNG. It is not an ideal preparation but it is better than nothing.”
Meanwhile, the side plays Vanuatu in the last match tomorrow and is in a must win position if it is to win the tournament.
The side has two points after as many matches, tied with the Solomon Islands, while Vanuatu leads with four points and New Caledonia has a point.
The Fiji-Vanuatu match starts at 4pm tomorrow.