Recently, Oceania Football Center reported that the two Fijian players were undergoing trials in New Zealand-based club Manukau United. It is now confirmed that two players signed one-year contract with the club, after obtaining success in the trials.
The youngster Kishan Sami and the Fijian international Malakai Rakula signed for Manukau United coming from the local powerhouse Ba. Both players were set to represent the Men in Black in OFC Champions League, but they will not be returning to the Fijian side in order to pursue their football career in New Zealand.
Both Sami and Rakula already represented Fiji international. Sami represented his country already 13 times despite being 19-years-old and scored one goal, Malakai Rakula is 27-years-old and played for Fiji seven times scoring for three times.
The duo are not the only Fijian players in Manukau squad. Recently the goalkeeper Mohammed Alam was recruited for the club – Alam also signed one-year contract alongisde his countrymen. Manukau will count with the three players from Fiji for their 2020 football season.