Matarerega returns as Bula Boys named

May 29, 2024 12:51 pm

Rusiate Matarerega, Joji Vuakaca and Mosese Nabose

A veteran marksman returns, while there is also a call-up for two youngsters in the Digicel Fiji football squad named for the OFC Nations Cup, to be played next month.

Nadroga’s Rusiate Matarerega gets his first call-up since 2019, while Tailevu Naitasiri’s Mosese Nabose and Labasa custodian, Joji Vuakaca will get a chance to make their senior team bow.

Coach Rob Sherman has gone with a colorful mix, including skipper Roy Krishna, along with Rewa’s Tevita Waranivalu, Ivan Kumar, Setareki Hughes and goalkeeper Isikeli Seva Junior.

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Labasa’s Lekima Gonerau is also back after missing the friendlies against the Solomon Islands, while Fiji Under-23 international, Brendan McMullen, Gabiriele Matanisiga of Wellington Olympic, Auckland City’s Nabil Begg and Aydin Mustahib are the overseas-based reps.

Fiji is pooled with Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and Samoa for the Nations Cup and will play its group games in Suva.