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Believe to achieve, Kiwi FC is back!

Kiwi TeamAfter a 2 year absence from the OFC Champions League, the Kiwi Football Club are busy preparing for first of qualifying for this competition. The qualifying stage of the champions league is schedule to kick off on the 26th January to the 1st February in the Cook Islands.

Kiwi Coach Martin Tamasese acknowledges that it’s going to be a challenging tournament especially since their opening match is against Tupapa FC the Cook Islands National Champions.

“Seeing the draw and playing them (Tupapa FC) in the opening match will really challenge our preparations” he said, “they will be playing on home ground and we know they prepared well including the recruitment from abroad form some experienced players.”

The 2018 FFS National League champions are not new to the region’s club championships. They competed in it as recently as 2013 & 2016 and on both occasions  they won the Preliminary qualifying stage, so they are confident of progressing again this year.

20 players and 3 management staff have been selected to travel for this tournament. The team is scheduled to depart the country tonight.

History

1999 – Group Stage (first club to participate) Fiji – 7th Place

2012 – Preliminary stage – Tonga – 3rd place

2013 – Preliminary stage – American Samoa – 1st place

2014 – Group stage – Lautoka Fiji

2016 – Preliminary stage – Cook Islands – 1st place

2016 – Group stage – Auckland New Zealand

2019 – Preliminary stage – Cook Islands

Team List

  1. Pele Eti Fatu
  2. Eli Junior Satuala
  3. Federico Diaz
  4. Kenneth Kerewi
  5. Kitiona Nauer
  6. Andrew Setefano
  7. Jarrell Sale
  8. Adrian Cedeno Mera
  9. Samuelu Malo
  10. Paulo Scanlan
  11. Falaniko Nanumea
  12. Timote Hala
  13. Lionel Taylor
  14. Lafi Ioane
  15. Lotial Mano
  16. Silao Malo
  17. Tavita To’o
  18. Janardhan Goswami
  19. Ansheil Anil Kumar
  20. Cihan Erbil
  21. Semu Faimata

Management

  1. Martin Tamasese – Head Coach
  2. Paul Scanlan – Team Manager
  3. Phineas Young – Assistant Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwi Team

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