NZ to face Fiji in U17 semi-final

January 23, 2023 5:30 am

New Zealand will face Fiji in the OFC Under-17 Championship semi-final at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

This is after the Baby All-Whites defeated Vanuatu 1-0 in the quarter-final.

The New Zealand side scored the lone goal in the final minutes of the match from the penalty spot to earn a hard fought win.

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Now that the Bula Boys know their opponent, Coach Sunil Kumar says there will have to assess the players to see the recoveries that must be done.

Kumar says, they have been burdened again with more injuries with three players to be assessed this week.

The players are Ibraheem Afazal, Vilikesa Vosagaga and Jacob Seninawanawa.


“Still we are having three players who are out so we’ll see what the medical team will say about that, we will see today’s match, and we will watch the game and map out a plan for who we meet in the semi-final.”

Baby Bula Boys will face New Zealand on Wednesday at 7pm in the second semi-final while New Caledonia will meet Tahiti at 4pm.