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Fiji trio boost Hekari

Fijian internationals Tuimasi Manuca, Pita Bolaitoga and Taniela Waqa are part of the Hekari side which has been seeded in Group C along with AS Magenta (New Caledonia), Tafea FC (Vanuatu) and Ba.
The Champions League will be played at Govind Park in Ba and Churchill Park –Lautoka from April 7-15, 2014.
Manuca will face his former Ba side with whom he played the 2013 edition of the OFC Champions League.
Hekari United team manageress Vonnie Kapi Natto says she is confident that Hekari’s overseas contingent will blend well with their local players for the regional meet.
She added that the team had been training well for the past few months but needed to step up their preparations.
“It will be a big homework assignment for Hekari coach Jerry Allen but we are going there (Fiji) to play and treat all the matches in our group as finals,” Kapi Natto says.
“We are not underestimating anyone but have to work hard to beat them.So far so good. The boys are in good shape as we focus on our first assignment next month.”
Other overseas players also in the team are Nicholas Muri, Tutizama Tanito from Solomon Island and Jean Kaltack from Vanuatu.
Hekari has retained all its players from last year which include David Muta, Raymond Gunemba, Nigel Dabinyaba, Daniel Joe, Koriak Upaiga, Joachim Waroi, Kema Jack and Leslie Kalai.
Manuca and Bolaitoga were part of the Hekari side in 2010 which won the OFC Champions League and went on to play at the FIFA Club World Cup.

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