The Vodafone national football side has geared up its preparation for the Three Nations FIFA International Friendly next week.

Coach Christophe Gamel says they have a very young side and will do their best in two matches.

“It’s a challenge for us with two very hard teams but I am confident they will do their best and we should be proud of this young and new players,”Gamel said.

Gamel said he had difficulties in getting some of the best players in camp but had been working with what he had.

“Some players could not join the camp due to their other commitments but I have been working with whatever I have players are camp,” said Gamel

He said there were many young players which was an advantage for them.

“Some of these player will have chance to rub shoulders against some of the professional and experience players which is good for future,”

Gamel said he had worked on defence and midfield with the players he had in camp.

“With the players available I have to find new defence and midfielders and I am sure they will do their job next week, “said Gamel.

“The mind-set is there and they are eager to represent the country which is most important,”

Vodafone Fiji side will face New Caledonia on Monday, March 18 at 7.30pm at ANZ Stadium in Suva while New Caledonia and Mauritius will battle at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Thursday, March 21 at 3pm.

Fiji will face Mauritius on Sunday March 24 at 3pm at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

The entry fee will be $10 for adult and child under 12 will be $5. Free entry will be for the New Caledonia and Mauritius match in Lautoka.

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