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Labasa Muslim through to final

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, October 13, 2012

LABASA Muslim College qualified for the secondary school final after defeating Ba Sangam in a fiery encounter at the academy ground yesterday.

The match was marred with controversy after the Ba Sangam players claimed that Labasa Muslim's second-half goal should not have been allowed.

Ba Sangam had a player sent off in the fixture. Police, security and Fiji FA officials were forced to rush in to control the tension between the two teams after the final whistle.

This was Labasa Muslim's second win in the competition after thrashing Baulevu High 6-0 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, defending champions Sigatoka Electric Central College downed Baulevu High 4-0 yesterday.

Sanjeev Mani starred for the Central College team scoring a brace of goals. Napolioni Qasevakatini and Dev Raj scored a goal each.

Central College led 3-0 at half-time.

Central College coach Roneel Sharma said it was an improved effort from the first game.

He said they still needed to cut out the individual play.

"Soccer is a team sport so all the players need to combine together," Sharma said.

"We had too much individualism in the match. This is why we made a few changes in the second spell. In whole after the first game against Ba Sangam, we managed to iron out some problems.

"But there are still areas of concerns ahead of the final round-robin match against Labasa Muslim. They are a very good side.

"We will map our strategies for them as we are expecting tough opposition. We need to improve our defence. There were some holes in the defence that Baulevu High managed to penetrate."

Central College needs a draw against Labasa Muslim today to book their spot in the final.