FInal 15 squad members named
The team boasts the likes of Kamal Hassan, Sandeep Nair, Roy Krishna, Sedrick Dutt, Samuela Drudru, Uraia Loki, Siga Ali and Petero Dauniseka.
Fiji U20 midfielder Ilisoni Logaivou and goalkeeper Thakur Narayan have also made the cut.
Alvin Avinesh, Osea Vakatalesau, Emori Ragata, Benaminio Mateinaqara and Arvindra Naidu who were named in the 20 member squad earlier this month weren’t considered as the players did not attend the training camp.
Hassan, Ali, Loki and Nair have represented the national team in the past two championships and will be the key players for host nation which will compete against six other countries namely Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tahiti and Tuvalu.
The Futsal Commission led by Chairman Mr. Anil Sharma met this afternoon at Fiji Football Association headquarters in Suva for the announcement of the team which will be trimmed down to 12 before the commencement of the championship.
Sharma has backed the side to perform well at the Futsal Championship which will be played from August 8-14.
“I have been very impressed with reports that I have received from coach, manager and the Technical Director. I think this is the best squad we could have assembled provided the players that turned up for the camp,” Sharma told Fiji FA Media.
“I think it is the individual choice of the players and maybe some prefer 11-a-side to Futsal.”
“I thank the U-20 players who have turned up. Most of the players in the initial squad did not turn up so we had to call them. The U-20 players have been in camp full time and they are good quality players” he added.
Meanwhile Navua Hotel a subsidiary company of Southern Forest has confirmed to be one of the sponsors for the National Futsal side.
Final 15 member squad: Thakur Narayan (GK), Thomas Costa (GK), Levi Tawake (GK), Petero Dauniseka, Roy Krishna, Kamal Hassan, Siga Ali, Samuela Drudru, Uraia Loki, Simione Vesa, Ilisoni Logaivau, Sedrick Dutt, Ratu Josevata Dugucagi, Sandeep Nair, Ajesh Narayan.