New Zealand squad named for OFC Men’s U-19 Championship tournament

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Newly-appointed men’s U-20 head coach Chris Greenacre has announced his first squad, naming his side for the OFC Men’s U-19 Championship to be played in Samoa from July 5-18, 2024.

The 23-player squad features 20 players based in Aotearoa New Zealand and three playing overseas in Australia, Dubai and the United States.

Six players in Greenacre’s squad were also selected to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia.

New Zealand squad

James Bulkeley, Fleetwood United, Dubai
Lachlan Candy, Waterside Karori, New Zealand
Adama Coulibaly, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Luka Coveny, Western United, Australia
Fergus Gillion, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Bruce Izumi, Western Suburbs, New Zealand
Seth Karunaratne, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Keegan Kelly, Flatirons Rush, United States
Alby Kelly-Heald, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Tze-Xuan Loke, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Daniel Makowem, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Eamonn McCarron, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Finn McKenlay, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Oliver Middleton, Auckland FC, New Zealand
Lewis Partridge, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Codey Phoenix, Auckland United, New Zealand
Rico Pradhan, Christchurch United, New Zealand
Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Luke Supyk, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Stipe Ukich, Auckland City, New Zealand
Nathan Walker, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Joe Wallis, Auckland City, New Zealand
Ryan Watson, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

Greenacre said: “It is great to name my first tournament squad and I look forward to meeting up with the team in Samoa and getting to work.

“This is a strong group with a number of players already having represented Aotearoa New Zealand on the international stage, but we know the level of the teams in Oceania is rapidly developing so this will be a tough tournament but great for our players’ development.”

Group A will be contested by Fiji, Tahiti, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Fixtures

Game to be played on Saturday July 6, 2024

New Zealand v New Caledonia
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 11am (NZT)

Game to be played on Tuesday July 9, 2024

New Zealand v Samoa
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 2pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Friday July 12, 2024

New Zealand v Papua New Guinea
FFS Football Stadium, Apia, Samoa, 11am (NZT)

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