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NZ Team Announcement for the OFC Championship

The NZ Team Announcement for the OFC Championship in Fiji this weekend.

The New Zealand national Futsal team, the FutsAllwhites, is looking forward to the upcoming OFC Championship which kicks-off in Suva, Fiji on 8 June.

Recently appointed NZ coach Erkin Osman has been working extra hard preparing his squad for a busy schedule which involves six games in seven days.

Cypriot-born Osman came highly recommended and has an impressive CV as player and coach which includes the only player to make four Futsal World Cup appearances for Australia and coaching Socceroo and Everton star, Tim Cahill as a junior.

The 12 man squad includes four from the previous campaign in 2004 where NZ finished runners-up to Australia. This time the FutsAllwhites are hoping to go one better and qualify for the first time as the Oceania representative at the FIFA Futsal World Cup later this year in Brazil.

Auckland Futsal club, East City provides the bulk of the squad with eight players, one from Futsal North Shore, two from Capital Futsal in Wellington and one from Brisbane.

NZ squad:

HOD: Gaye Powell
Coach: Erkin Osman
Manager: Barbara Gwilliam
Physio/Manager: Sebastian Cormier

1. Elias Billeh (GK)
20. Clayton Chappell (GK)
4. Marvin Eakins
5. Yukin Naidoo
8. Joshua Martin
9. Andrew Gwilliam
12. Luke Field
14. Bakr Al Saudi
10. Ouadhah Ragued
17. Victor Zaia
19. Matt Corringham
23. Greg O'Connor

About New Zealand Futsal

New Zealand Futsal is appointed by New Zealand Football to be responsible for all Futsal activities throughout the New Zealand. It's initial focus has been on training and submitting a representative team to OFC Championship.


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