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President's Cup vital for build-up: Watson

November 6, 2014 11:26 pm

The upcoming OFC President’s Cup will play a key role in teams preparing for future top class international football competitions.

That’s the word from OFC Media and Communications Manager, Gordon Glen Watson.

The President’s Cup will have the likes of the Vodafone Fiji Under-20, Amicale and Auckland City, who are preparing for different tournaments.

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Fiji U20 will play at the 2015 World Cup, Amicale will play in the OFC Champions League and City will play in the same competition and also the FIFA World Club Cup.

Watson says the outing at the President’s Cup should serve as the perfect build up.

“I think that the impact of the OFC President’s Cup won’t be felt until the entire tournament is completed. From an Oceania prespective, if you look at what the three teams are preparing for, two of them for a FIFA event and one for the biggest club competition in the region. It doesn’t get any bigger than that and to deliver a credible performance at that level of the game, you need a cohesive and organized preparation programs, and I think if you can have one tournament where three teams can have that experience than it is money well spent in that sense.”

The Fiji U20, which is in Australia at the moment, will be playing Amicale in its opening match on November 17 at 7.30pm.

The second pool match is against Busaiteen of Bahrain on November 21 at 7.30pm.

You can catch live commentaries of Fiji’s matches on Radio Fiji Two with the voice of soccer, Raymond Stoddart.

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