Overseas-based players to boost Fijian squad heading to FIFA U-20 World Cup

Fiji’s U-20 team is set to receive a big boost ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with the addition of two young defenders: the 18-year-old Semi Nabenu and the 17-year-old Josh Laqeretabua. Both players are set to join the squad in preparation for the tournament, which will be held in Indonesia this May.

Semi Nabenu, who plays for Auckland United in New Zealand’s Northern League, has already recorded his first minutes in the senior team. He is a central defender who possesses good technical ability and has a strong physical presence on the pitch. Nabenu’s experience playing at a senior level will be valuable for Fiji’s U-20 squad as they prepare to face tough opposition in the tournament.

Josh Laqeretabua, who currently plays for Charlton Athletic’s U-18 team in England, is also set to join Fiji’s U-20 squad. Although he has not yet played at the senior level, Laqeretabua’s strong performances at the youth level have caught the attention of Fiji’s U-20 team management that invited the player to join the squad. Laqeretabua is also a central defender and is known for his ability to read the game well and make crucial interceptions.

Semi Nabenu and Josh Laqeretabua

Both players are set to play a crucial role in shoring up Fiji’s defense, which struggled in a recent invitational tournament in Indonesia. The team lost all three matches and conceded ten goals, while scoring just one. The addition of Nabenu and Laqeretabua should give the team a much-needed boost as they prepare for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Fiji’s U-20 team is coached by Argentinian Rodolfo Zapata, who will be counting on his new defenders to provide a solid foundation for the team. With the tournament just a few months away, Fiji will be looking to improve on their recent performances and make a strong showing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.


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