April 2, 2007
BERKELEY - California hosts the Fiji national team in an exhibition game at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif. Admission is free.
The Golden Bears have a 0-1-1 record during their current exhibition season, Cal tied the USL expansion team California Victory, 1-1, on March 17 in Alameda, Calif., in its last exhibition. The Bears also lost, 3-2, to the New York Red Bulls of MLS on March 9 in Carson City, Calif.
The Bears are coming off a 13-6-1 2006 season in which they reached the third round of the NCAA College Cup.
Thursday's game is part of a friendly tour of the United States for Fiji. The tour began on April 1 and ends on April 19. From April 1-11, Fiji is scheduled to train and compete against teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before playing Cal, Fiji will face Santa Clara University at 7 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. From April 12-19, Fiji will train and compete against teams in Utah.
The tentative roster for the Fiji national team follows below:
Fiji National Team Roster
Name Position District/Club
Simione Tamanisau Goalkeeper Rewa
Nicholas Lawrence Goalkeeper Lautoka
Inosi Cawa Defender Suva
Apisalome Turuva Defender Labasa
Malakai Kainihewe Defender BA
Peni Finau Defender/Midfielder BA
Taniela Waqa Defender/Midfielder Lautoka
Lorima Dau Defender Rewa
Samuela Vula Defender Rewa
Jone Vesikula Defender BA
Esava Naqeleca Defender/Utility Suva
Steven Morrel Defender/Utility Navua
Rajesh Kumar Midfielder BA
Malakai Tiwa Midfielder/Striker BA
Alvin Avinesh Midfielder Lautoka
Pita Baleitoga Midfielder Labasa
Osea Vakatalesau Striker BA
Josaia Bukalidi Striker/Midfielder BA
Kamal Hassan Striker Rewa
Roy Krishna Striker Labasa
Maciu Dunadamu Striker Labasa
Krishna Sami Utility Suva
Head Coach and Technical Director: Juan Carlos Buzzetti
Assistant Coach: Farouk Janeman Assistant Coach/Manager: Sayiad Ali