STRIKER Sailosi Livatalo will miss Navua's crucial National Football League match against Tavua today.
The former national judoka is serving a one-match suspension because of a red card he received in his team's 5-1 thumping of Nadroga last week.
Livatalo was given the marching orders in the dying stages of the match and Navua Football Association president Gopal Naidu said his services would be missed today at Nausori's Ratu Cakobau Park.
"He (Livatalo) is a good striker and he had scored our first goal against Nadroga last week," Naidu said.
"Definitely we will miss a player with goal scoring abilities as it can make differences in important games such as this."
The match is important for Navua as they try and avoid the promotion/relegation.
They are placed on eighth place in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries-sponsored competition with 13 points from 17 games while Tavua is ninth after 17 games with 11 points.
A loss for Navua might see them drop in ranking and increase their chances of playing their first ever promotion/relegation series.
That is something that Naidu wants to avoid and said his team was in a must-win situation today.
"We want to finish the league on a high note and be placed either seventh or sixth and for that we need the win tomorrow (today)."
The match kicks off at 1pm.