Vodafone Fiji Women’s coach football coach Marika Rodu has named his 20 member squad for the 2018 OFC Nations Cup Qualifier today.
Rodu said the average age of players in the team was between nineteen and twenty.
“We have named the best squad for the qualifiers with most players who were part of the Vodafone U-19 team last year,”Rodu said.
The former national rep said this young side would have a lot of potential to prove their worth in the tournament.
“I have full faith in this young side because they had sacrificed a lot to be in the team.’
‘The most experience player in the squad is Viniana Rawai who was also part of the Fiji Women’s 7s team during the World Cup this year.
Also included in the squad is USA based Trina Davis who plays strikers position.
Meanwhile Ba midfielder Sonali Rao has been given the captain’s role.
Rao said she was proud to be given the chance to lead team for the play-offs.
“I thank almighty for giving me the opportunity to lead my team and also the team management for having faith in me, “said Rao.
“We are overwhelmed with the support and hope to make the country proud.”
Fiji’s plays Vanuatu next Friday at 3pm and will then play the Solomon Islands on the 27th.
Their last match is against American Samoa on the 30th of this month. All matches will be held at Lautoka’s Churchill Park.
Goal Keepers (2)
1. Adi Ateca TUWAI BA
2. Anaseini MAUCUNA LABASA
3. Mereoni TORA BA
4. Laniana Alisi QEREQERETQBUA BA
5. Veniana RANADI BA
6. Sonali Shinal RAO BA
7. Sekola Likusiga WAQANIDROLA REWA
8. Annette Charmayne NAINIMA BA
9. Jotivini TABUA LABASA
10 Louisa Brianah Lestrow SIMMONS BA
11 Cema Tawai NASAU BA
12 Koleta Maramanitavuto LIKUCULACULA BA
13 Aliza Akshara HUSSEIN BA
14 Dilaisiana Yauyau DRODROLAGI TAILEVU NAITASIRI
15 Viniana Naisaluwaki RIWAI REWA
16 Sofi DIYALOWAI LABASA
17 Trina Rochelle DAVIS USA
18 Luisa Cagi TAMANITOAKULA BA
19 Timaima Cokayawa VUNIYAYAWA REWA
20 Jennifer Goodsir RAVUTIA TAILEVU NAITASIRI
1 Susan WISE Team Director
2 Ratu Marika Rodu TAVANAVANUA Head Coach
3 Annabelle Azaria Magdalene RAO A/Coach
4 Tulia Rasila Tuidama CAWANIKAWAI Manager
5 Lice WAQAILITI GK Coach
6 Reapi Naikacoa QETEQETELEVU Physiotherapist