Fiji Football U-20 signed with Argentinian coach Rodolfo Zapata

Aiming the preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia in May this year, Fiji Football U-20 has announced today new coach Rodolfo Zapata from Argentina. Zapata will command the Junior Bula Boys which performed an amazing campaign in the OFC U-19 Championship 2022. It was the first time Fiji have made the regional junior final in 20 years.

The Argentinian coach and former player, 56-year-old, has a vast experience in football coaching many different clubs around the world and has signed a contract of one year with the Fiji Football Association. Zapata worked as a Head Coach of USA Olympic Development Program (2001-2009) and also taught seminars for coaches and players development in Canada. He holds a UEFA Pro License and his last club was AS Los Angeles in the USA.

COACH CAREER

  • Alberta Soocer Association (CANADA – 2000)
  • US Olympic Development Program (USA – 2001-2009)
  • Sunshine Stars FC (NIGERIA -2010)
  • MP Black Aces FC (SOUTH AFRICA-2011/2012)
  • USA Youth Soccer Association (USA-2012/2015)
  • Gaborone United (BOTSWANA-2016/2017)
  • AFC Leopards (KENYAN-2018)
  • Township Rollers (BOTSWANA-2019)
  • Mukura Victory Sports (RWANDA – 2021)
  • AS Los Angeles (USA-2021/2022)

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