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Blues go One Tok

Arin Kumar
Friday, November 16, 2012

THE Shore Blues soccer side will be relying on their Solomon Island imports to score goals for them in the second round of the National Club Championship that starts today in Ba.

Strikers Marlon Maemania and Malachi Houmaeiuke are University of the South Pacific students and will be the men leading the charge for the Blues.

Team coach Tama Vusuga said qualifying for the second round was a big achievement for the side but they wanted to advance further.

He said he had picked out the weaknesses in the side that he noticed during the first round of competition in the southern zone last weekend.

"The main weakness in the side is the mentality," the former national and Lautoka goalkeeper.

"These players are afraid when they are playing against other clubs that have the services of Super Premier division district reps," he said.

"I will just remind them that they are normal players and we can give them a good game if we put our mind to it."

He said this would be a good opportunity for his players to rub shoulder with super premier players and his players could learn from them.

"Many of our players are in the Lami district side and Lami plays in the premier division so we very hardly get a chance to play against super premier players so now is our chance.

"Our players should take this opportunity to learn something from it so that they can improve their game."

Another player Vusuga has identified as a key player in his team is goalkeeper Ratu Vere Wawatabua.

"He (Wawatabua) is from Labasa and is only 20 years old but he is a really good goalkeeper and can one day become a big name in the sport," he said.

The second round of the Kriz Signs sponsored competition will be played at Govind Park today and ends on Sunday.