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Our Olympic squad prepares for Spain tour

National coach Frank Farina said he is impressed with the fitness level of the players.#“I am really impressed with the fitness level of the players as they have been playing in the club competitions,” said Farina.#The former star striker said he will be testing some of the senior players in the tour.#“We can only use three senior players during the Rio Olympics but I will be eying the best 3 during the tour.#“There is lot of potential in these players and I am sure they will gel well with the team.#“This is my first training session with the boys and I think they are really good, “said former Socceroos’ coach.#“It’s good to know the boys and see their caliber.#“I will be working on different structure and different style of playing, said Farina.#Farina said the senior players with the U 23s will get lots of exposure during the tour which will help them in gaining more experience in the international arena.#Farina said they have all the players in camp but unfortunately Ba utility Avinesh Waran Swamy could not make it due to work commitment.#“I will be looking for a replacement for Swamy as he is unable to come due to work commitments.#Farina said Fijian wonder boy Roy Krishna will not be available for the tour due to his A-League commitment but will join the team during the Rio Olympics.#The Fiji U23 side will play Lavante United on Tuesday 19 and on 20 against Elche CF which both are the second divisions in the Spanish football league from Segunda Division.#The side will play CF Cracks on Thursday 21 and on 26 January will face Villareal Club, which was the fifth ranked team in the La Liga competition.#A match against Valencia CF on Wednesday 27 and the final match will played against Shanfi Shenua from Chinese Super League.#The team leaves on 13 January.#Rewa goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau,Ba defender Alvin Singh,Ba utility Abbu Zaid,Lautoka defender Samuela Kautoga and Nadi midfielder Munit Krishna are some of the seniors players in the squad.#Ba#1. Misiwane Nairube#2. Samuela Nabenia#3. Abbu Zahid Saheed#4. Avinesh Waran Swamy#5. Alvin Singh# #Lautoka#1. Kolinio Vakarauvanua Sivoki#2. Samuela Kautoga# #Nadi#1. Napolioni Qasevakatini#2. Munit Krishna# #Nadroga#1. Anish Khem# #Suva#1. JaleDreloa#2. Antonio Tuivuna#3. Rusiate Matarerega#4. Filipe Baravilala#5. Sakaraia Naisua#6. Nickel Chand#7. Tevita Kalisito Cakau Koroi# #Rewa#1. SetarikiWaganitogaHuges#2. Iosefo Verevou#3. RatuTevita Waranaivalu#4. Garish Henry Prasad#5. Ratu Savenaca Robosenawainibuka Nakalevu#6. SimioneTamanisau# #Labasa#1. Manasa Levaci#2. Christopher Frances Wasasala#

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