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Delta Tigers wait for U23 reps

Rewa football coach MarikaRodu said they have a lot on their shoulders as they are the host and also the defending champions.#“I know what our fans will be expecting from us and we will do our best to make them happy, “said Rodu.#The former national rep said they had faced training difficulties for the last few weeks because six players were with the Vodafone Fijian Under-23 team in Papua New Guinea.#“We are having difficulties as most of our players were committed with national duties and they have not joined camp. We are waiting for them to join us for the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants.”#He said once all the players are in, he would then be able to work on their combination.#“We are keeping the same squad, which played during the Vodafone Fiji FACT.”#Rodu added the increased prize money has boosted the morale of the players as they are training hard as they are aware of what is at stake.#“I must praise Fiji Football and its sponsors for putting up the prize money as this has boosted the players.”#The Delta Tigers were one of the top teams of this year’s Vodafone Fiji FACT as they finished second and now expectations are high for them to go a step further.#The host will depend on the Vodafone Fijian U23 players like Iosefo Verevou, Gerish Prasad, Setareki Hughes, Tevita Warainivalu, Savenaca Nakalevu and Villiame Bawai. They also have experienced players of national goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau, Simione Maikali, Usaia Tadu, Lorima Dau, Jone Kaloutani, Mitieli Namuka, Amani Makoe and Peniame Drova.#The Delta Tigers will play Ba in the B.O.G opener on Friday at 7pm as they are drawn in Group A along with Fiji FACT champions Labasa and Nadroga.#

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