12 players named for the 2012 Kobe Futsal Festa Tournament in Japan
“I am very excited about the final selection of players for the Tournament. All the players have worked hard in preparation for this event, and with players from all over Australia, some from different parts of Asia and even Colombia, this made things extremely hard, however I am feeling confident we will have a competitive side against some of Asia’s top Futsal Teams. In our first encounter we will come up against Deucao Kobe FC, and this will be a test for the boys, as Deucao came 3rd in the 2011 Japanese F League (National Japanese Futsal League), so this will certainly show were we are at, our second game will be against Chonburi FC from Thailand, and this should be a more evenly contested game, and from there it depends on how things go”.
We are an amateur team up against some Professional sides, and we have not had much time to train together, so although I am optimistic, I know it will be tough going for the boys, but I am also keen to see how the boys handle the situation, it will be a great experience for them and you never know, as the underdogs, we might just surprise some teams”
Antonio Cifuentes Marquez(Head Coach).
CAIRNS UNITED FUTSAL CLUB SQUAD FOR 2012 KOBE FUTSAL FESTA.
- Kieran Alexander William Pates – Goal Keeper (Cairns, Australia)
- Sou Chan U Miguel – Flanker (Macao, China)
- Amar Ashraf Bin Abu Baker – Pivot (Puchong, Malaysia)
- Giancarlo Aniello Romano – Flanker (Brisbane, Australia)
- Jeevan Krishnan – Pivot/Flanker (Perth, Australia)
- Chan Man Hou – Flanker (Macau, China)
- Matthew Murphy – Flanker (Cairns, Australia)
- Faris Noor Rani – Flanker (Perth, Australia)
- Shirash Saskimar – Pivot/Flanker (Perth, Australia)
- Andres Mauricio Cardenas – Target (Manizales, Colombia)
- Nicholas Scott Pinfield – Target/Flanker (Cairns, Australia)
- Mitchell John Wright – Goal Keeper (Mackay, Australia)
Head Coach – Antonio Cifuentes Marquez
Assistant Coach – Giuseppe Minoia
Sports Trainer – Barry James Wright
Translator – Ryoko Yamanaka