The Timor Leste national team is collecting all their players from the Taca Digicel, one of the top division of Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste . Furthermore, the Federation had invited some of Timorese overboard to play in the national team during 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Qualification which held in Laos. Some of Timorese Overboard had difficult transportation to Timor Leste during the practice which start in middle August to end of September, but Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste had granted them on the national team.There three new players form overboard; Estanilau Li (age 23), Montenario Soares (age 18), and Diogenes Zanini (age 24). Estanilau Li had difficult away to get to Timor Leste this year because he live in Ireland and play in third division of Football Association of Ireland. But he will come next year, 2011.Montenario Soares who live South Australia, Adelaide and play Adelaide Blue Eagles (Azzuri) which is the highest State-Level association football competition in South Australia; he too have difficult away to get to Timor Leste and he must finish his last year of high school.Only Diogenes Zanini will come to Timor Leste on August 10, 2010. Zanini play as the best striker in RM Football Club, a second division of Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol, he’s Brazilian that want to be Timorese. Francisco Kalbuadi had promised Zanini to become Timor Leste Citizen when Zanini come to Timor Leste on August 10, 2010. The Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste asked the President of Timor Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta to granted Zanini a citizenship.Right now, the FFTL is doing a lot of paper work for Zanini’s Citizenship. Franciso Kalbuadi want to see his team win first game on this year 2010 AFF Suzuki Qualification and he’s looking forward for Timor Leste’s first friendly match with Sri Lanka on October 7, 2010 at Bali, Indonesia. Kalbuadi wishes there are more overboard to play in Timor Leste so that Timor Leste national team is on progress and will not be number 200 in FIFA Ranking. Kalbuadi said that the team had sign contract with Joma Sport to be their Kit Supplier. This year theme for Timor Leste national team is ” It’s Time To Shine ” . Will Timor Leste Shine this year?? Who knows, but FFTL are making Progress With their overboard players, International Players and First Friendly Match.
From : Mike Steward ( ABC Sport News)