Youth reps play for Navua

The Koromakawa Rentals & Tours Navua football club has included two of its Under 16 players in the 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT.

Shofwaan Ali, 15, and Voniani Smith will be stars of the future says, Coach Saiyad Ali.

“I have seen potential in them during the Digicel U16 Youth League and I have faith that the duo will be stars in future, “the coach said

“They have been committed and dedicated,”

Ali made his debut against Nadi on Sunday at the ANZ Stadium and proved his worth.

“I was impressed with Shofwaan’s debut at a very young age and he proved his worth when he was sent into the match against Nadi,”

“I am confident if more game time is given to Shofwaan he will be a player to watch in the future,”

“I can see our next Roy Krishna in him because when Roy came in the under 20 squad he was just like him and today he is a professional player,” said Ali

“We were down 3-2 but still I didn’t hesitate to send in Shofwaan and I am happy with his performance,”

Navua lost 2-4 in an entertaining clash against Nadi in the opening round and plays Glamada Investment Rewa FC on Thursday at 1 pm when the tournament proper kicks off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.

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