By Taromane Martin
OCEANIA Champions’ League Group D hosts Marist Football Club has released a 23-man training squad yesterday.
The club released the 23 man squad via their social media page saying the train-on squad will be trimmed to the final 18 players for the 2018 OFC Champions league.
Marist FC is joined in group D which will be hosted at Lawson Taman by Team Wellington (New Zealand), AS Magenta (New Caledonia) and the Qualifier runner-up.
After bowing out of the group stages of the competition last season, Marist FC will be looking for an improved outing this time round and experienced Henry Fa’arodo who is expected to lead the team believes the Telekom S-League runners up will step up to the occasion.
“It is an opportunity for the team to test the strength of other nations at club level,” he said.
The OFC Champions league group D will kick off February 24 at the Lawson Tama Stadium.
Marist FC will play Team Wellington FC of New Zealand in their first match at Lawson Tama on February 24. Their second match is against AS Magenta (February 27) while the final will be against the Qualifier Runner-up on March 2.
The 23-man training squad are as follows:
Anthony TALO, Zantas KABINI, Harold NAUANIA
Michael BOSO, Joachim WAROI, Natanela MOSESE, John AETA, Robert LAUA, Koriak UPAIGA , John ROFETA
Henry FA’ARODO, Jeffery BULE, Timothy BAKALE, Thomas AMASIA, Thomas TALOGA, Fredrick DOLA, Alwin RAY, Joel BAKALIKI, Joachim KAIRI, Davidson TOME, Atkin KAUA
Mathias Ian, Abaraham Iniga
Coach: Jerry Allan