Nadi in a do or die situation
15 September, 2014, 12:00 am
NADI will need a win against Labasa during the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League this evening to be in the run to secure a spot at next year’s Oceania Football Confederation Champions League.
The Jetsetters face the Northerners at Prince Charles Park at 7pm.
Nadi will miss the services of Amani Makoe who has signed up with Vanuatu club Amicale. Shafim Buksh will sit out the encounter copping a suspension after picking up two yellow cards.
A could of doubt surrounds the availability of strikers Samuela Drudru and Jolame Vukivuki who are injured.
Nadi team director Javed Hussein said a few new boys may get a break in the game.
Hussein said they would use the remaining two league matches as preparation for the Courts Inter District Championship next month.
“By Sunday we will know where we stand as to the OFC Champions League is concern,” he said.
“We are playing Labasa on Monday so they do not have to make another trip to Viti Levu. The preparations have been good despite some injury concerns. A win will be a morale booster for the boys.”
Nadi defeated Labasa 1-0 in the first round.
In the OFC Champions League this year, Nadi was bundled out at the group stage after losing all three matches.