Fiji Under 17 Head Coach Sunil Kumar says they are expecting Tonga to come out firing in their crucial quarterfinal qualifying match in the OFC Under 17 Championship tomorrow.
Tonga suffered a huge 6-nil defeat to neighbors Samoa last week but Kumar said they are not underestimating the men-in-red and are confident they can bounce back in the second Pool match.
“We have seen Tonga play against Samoa. They are a physical side,” Kumar said.
“They look dangerous when they counterattack. Tonga will come out firing because there’s a quarterfinal spot at stake.”
“This Tonga match is important to us. Going to the quarterfinals, we want to go with a good result. We are taking this game seriously. We want to play quick and fast football.”
Kumar added the Baby Bula Boys have rested and recovered well and are confident to beat Tonga tomorrow.
“Training is going well. We had a few injuries after the first game and even before that. Now, we have all the players in.”
“We can expect fast football from the boys. The focus currently is on the Tonga match and after that, we’ll shift our focus to the quarterfinal.”
Fiji will take on Tonga at 7pm at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on Wednesday.