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Teams assemble in Fiji for OFC u17 champs

Affiliate nations under the Oceania Football Confederation umbrella assembled in the country over the weekend ahead of the OFC under 17 Championship which kicks off in Ba and Suva tomorrow.

Defending champions New Zealand will play the opening match against New Caledonia at 3pm at the Fiji FA Academy in Ba.

On the same day, Tahiti will play Vanuatu at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva at 7pm.

On Thursday, host team Fiji will open their campaign against Samoa at 7pm at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

The tournament will be played between 11 to 28 January with the two finalists qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ in Peru later this year.

The teams:

American Samoa-Felise Fata, August Grey, Samu Emani, Pedro Kuresa, Pela Scanlan, Robert Coulter, Dylan Salapu, Malofou Leatualevao, Ben Tofeaono, Johnica Collins, Elson Utoaluga, Fiamatai Itamua, Richard Niko, Daniel Lee, Stidolph Maile, Setefano Tuailemafua, Edward Loke, Ajalon Fuimaono, Alex Maee. Head Coach: Ruben Luvu

Cook Islands-Robert Savage, Ioane Brogan, Paulo Allsworth, Timi Kiriau, Tione Nand, Shane Tuteru, Christpher Pita, Dallas Rongokea, Teariki Ringi, Jeremiah Williams, Juleo Tauu, Stanley Tutai, Tamuera Newhnam, Akai Tuakeu, Hyrum Numanga, Iaveta Remuera, Terepai Karan, Jordan Matapo, Dwayne Matapo, Teina Ngametua. Head Coach: Tahiri Elikana.

Fiji-Savenaca Nabati, Waisea Nagonelevu, Sahil Deo, Aron Naicker, Isimeli Gavidi, Luke Vakavotu, Prashant Kumar, Richard Swami, Sailimone Ravonokula, Ibraheem Afazal, Delon Shankar, Watisoni Batirerega, Peni Misipopi, Vilikesa Vosagaga, Neeraj Sharma, William Khan, Jacob Seninawanawa, Petero Maivalenisau, Nirav Nihal Kumar, Vinayak Rao, Kartik Sharma, Ilisoni Koro, Areya Khrish Prasad. Head Coach: Sunil Kumar

New Caledonia-Claude Tiaouniane, Ronald Nganyane, Maël Raban-Grangier, Grégory Diko, Wadria Hanye, Joseph Hnaissilin, Amin Belghecham, Anthony Levy, David Cahma, Nolhann Alebate, Landry Thupako, Jythrim Upa, Simon Ue, Numa Pamani, Bayron Gohoupe, Yann Saulia, Sipane Qaeze, Jean-Philippe Angexetine, Iwatro Hmuine, Timotei Zeter, Yazid-Enzo Wajoka, Doryan Etienne, Maximilian Dabome, Kyllian Wiako, Jean-Yves Saiko, Ininë Huna. Head Coach: Léonardo Lopez

New Zealand-Matthew Foord, Ryan Lee, Marley Leuluai, Luka Coveny, Anton Isaako, Dylan Gardiner, Eric Imachi Sugahara, Konstantino Gorgiovski, Bronson Brown, James Ray, Luke Supyk, Joshua Brown, Jackson Cole, Nicholas Murphy, Harry Huxford, Jesper Edwards, Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues, Harrison Tisch, Anaru Cassidy, Adam Watson, Matthew D’hotman De Villiers, Niko Bruce, Eamonn Mccarron, Luke Flowerdew, Carlos Ranui. Head Coach: Martin Bullock

Samoa-Kirk Auvele, Aukuso Ah Far, Setefano Kamilo, Faapaia Asia, Mitchell Mcilraith, Isaiah Afamasaga, Mike Salanoa, Tomoteo Lesatele, Rory Tanuvasa, Ethelbert Edward, Kingston Vaitusi, Ariyon Hakai, Lomitusi Scanlan, Jason Goble-Lote, Pita Tiatia, Ornan Tamasese, Alex Malauulu, Cayden Steffener, Pharrell Trainor, Malakye Paterson, Laveaina Sakaio, Talalelei Taituuga. Head Coach: Desmond Edward

Tahiti-Keahi Tenania, Manua Brillant, Hitimoana Teuira, Keanu Lecoutre, Ariiheivarau Tama, Tuarii Rota, Tahiarii Teriitemataua, Turerearii Vonbalou, Titouan Guillemant, Tiahiti Colombani, Noarii Cuneo, Dylan Hutia, Vaitea Seguy, Thibaut Geny, Hikutini Tamarii, Niuhau Firiapu, Kanoa Barsinas, Eden Cadousteau, Keanan Faure, Teriitaumatatini Martin, Argan Clodic-Boucher. Head Coach: Raiarii Golhen

Tonga-Siosiua Moimoi, Nikolasi Vakatapu, Viliami Moli, Sione Talia’uli, Isimoto Vaihu, Tevita Falepapalangi, Va’inga Teu, Ulafala Sonasi, Vilikisepi Tai, Viliami Finau, Alexander Hola, Puluno Kafoa, Penisimani Tokelau, Atieli ‘Aho, Maloni Manu’olevao, Sione Taufa, Siosiua ‘Eteaki, Sione Tu’ungafasi, Sione Latu, Malakai Sili, Senituli Fakahau, Tevita Pale, Sione Kaitapu. Head Coach: Lui Muavesi

Vanuatu-Joseph Nakou, Timothy Arukesa, Albert Timothy, Junierno Loli, Jean Patriano Natou, Aron Kalotang, Simon Takonavakalo, Paul Takaro, Augustine Chilia, Yan Chilia, Joseph Carlot, Ciciniho Tasso, Johnathan Kakor, Brian Tomkor, Joseph Anganaboe, Damien Tari, Renox Tatalae, Jeffe Willy, Delickson Judah, Jimmy Moso, Romain Luake, Jim Peter, Jeremy Tasso Masso, Jesse Kapala. Head Coach: Emerson Alcantara

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com
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