Manukau United is a very relevant team when it comes to winter football season in New Zealand. Currently in the Lotto NRFL Premier Men’s League – the top-tier of winter football in Auckland’s region – they are going to count on foreign power for this season, specially on Fijian power.
The Māngere East-based team has already signed with six footballers from Fiji for this season: Etonia Dogalau, Kishan Sami, Malakai Rakula, Mohammed Alam, Mohammed Nabeel and Poasa Bainivalu. All players came from Fijian clubs that are currently playing 2020 Vodafone Premier League, the top-tier of football in the country.
The biggest doubt is on goalkeeper Mohammed Alam. As it was previously reported in this website, he is a police officer in his country and he had to go back to Fiji in order to get an official permission to move away from work to play abroad.
2020 Vodafone Premier League resumes in July;
Europe can be Roy Krishna’s next step;
Multiculturalism is Manukau’s main ethos. Actually, South Auckland region in general is extremely multicultural. Football fans from Fiji now have a good team to support in New Zealand’s winter football season.
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