Kiwis to assist Fiji U20
November 12, 2014 11:40 pm
The New Zealand government will help the Vodafone Fiji Under-20 football team for its outing at the 2015 World Cup.
The tournament to be played in New Zealand, sees Fiji U20 become the first ever football side from the country to play in a World Cup.
Acting Head of Mission of the New Zealand High Commission Mark Ramsden, made the announcement after met with Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou on Tuesday.
Ramsden says playing in the World Cup is a great achievement for Fiji and they are willing to provide assistance to Fiji Football Association or to the Government to assist Fiji’s campaign in the tournament.
Tuitubou says the meeting was fruitful and is looking forward the positive relations between the two countries.
He adds they will maximise the offer for assistance in the build-up and during the World Cup next year since it will be held in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Fiji U20 will be playing Amicale in its opening match at the President’s Cup in New Zealand on Monday at 7.30pm.
The second pool match is against Busaiteen of Bahrain next Friday at 7.30pm.
You can catch live commentaries of Fiji’s matches on Radio Fiji Two with the voice of soccer, Raymond Stoddart.