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Roy expects stiff competition

Vodafone Fiji football team captain Roy Krishna believes the 2019 Pacific Games will be tough competition between the neighboring countries.

“It going to be very tough as we know we are in a pool of death but you know after joining the camp last week I could see the boys really gelling well,” said Krishna

Krishna said he was happy to see some of the young and new players in the Vodafone sponsored team.

“It is good to see some of the new faces in the team and they are good and young players with some experience players,”

Krishna said he was looking forward for his third South Pacific Games.

“Yes I am looking forward for the tournament and we know it will be hard but we will take each game as it comes across,”

Krishna says the first match is always tough and facing Tahiti will be tough as well in the opener,

“Tahiti is a good side and they have been playing really good football lately and yes it is going to be a tough game but we will focus on ourselves, whatever our game plan is and hopefully we come on a good side,” said Team Fiji’s flag bearer.

The Bula Boys will battle New Caledonia, Tahiti, the Solomon Islands, American Samoa and Tuvalu in Group B.

They will face Tahiti in its opening match at 1pm on July 8 at Faleata Sports Complex in Samoa.

Fiji’s second match will be against American Samoa on Wednesday July 10 at 10am.

The Christophe Gamel coach side will face defending champions New Caledonia in its third match at 1pm on Friday July 12.

On Monday July 15, the Bula Boys will face Tuvalu at 1pm. Fiji will play Solomon Islands in their last pool match on Thursday July 18 at 7pm.

The finals will be played on Saturday July 20.

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