Vodafone Fiji soccer coach Christophe Gamel says it is a pity that he lost two of his key central midfielders ahead of the important game against New Zealand.
Malakai Tiwa is out due to injury while Zibraaz Sahib has pulled out due to family commitment.
Gamel says despite the setback he is optimistic about the game because the players are giving their 100% in training.
Fiji plays New Zealand at 1pm next Saturday in Lautoka and you can catch the live commentary of that game on our sister station Radio Sargam.
Meanwhile Suva takes on Rakiraki at 3pm Sunday in the Vodafone Premier League at Ratu Cakobau Park.