Tue, 25 July 2017
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Fiji soccer battle plan

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES)--- Vodafone Fiji soccer coach Christopher Gamel says team organisation and the spirit of his players will be their shield against the All Whites in their World Cup qualifying match to be held at Lautoka's Churchill Park this weekend.

Gamel said he trusted his players even though they would have an uphill battle against a professional New Zealand side.

He said New Zealand would field its best team that would include some European-based players.

"New Zealand comes with the best team," said Gamel.

"They will try to kill us in the first whistle and it will be a fantastic challenge. We have to resist the pressure and give them doubt.

"Our team organisation and the spirit from our boys will be crucial. I believe in my 'Bula Boys'

"Our organisation will be our shield against the All Whites. I trust these boys I am not worried about the result but I want the players to play their hearts out."

Gamel said it would be a game between professionals and amateurs.

He said the side would be boosted with the inclusion of New Zealand-based Roy Krishna who had joined the side at training Tuesday.

"Roy is the only player who has very big background in this team and he will bring his experience to share with the boys.

"He is a player that likes short passes and dribbling. He will add more firepower to our finishing touches."

Gamel said he was also waiting for the Rewa players to join the team before he selected his final squad.

"I have been talking to the Rewa officials Rodu and Gurjit regarding their players and we will have only three days to train together as a team before facing the All Whites.

"The boys are looking forward to the game and will give their best for the country," he added.

The side is in camp at the Fiji FA Academy in Ba.


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