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Nigerians for Blues

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, February 02, 2013

THE Lautoka soccer side has been boosted with the arrival of three Nigerian players.

The trio were registered by the Blues in the last transfer window and are awaiting their International Transfer Certificate from Nigeria.

The players include Ali Chivozie Anthony, Akpogbidi James and Henry Asombe.

Lautoka Football Association secretary Reginald Gounder said Henry had been training with the team since last week.

He said the other two players arrived yesterday.

"The key positions that we want to strengthen are fullback and striker," Gounder said.

"With these three players in now there will be more options during the team selection. We are having talks with a Nigerian club which is interested in setting up an academy here."

Meanwhile Lautoka will face Suva in a national league encounter at Govind Park in Ba tomorrow.

Midfielder Alvin Avinesh and defender Peni Finau trained with the Blues this week.

However a cloud of doubt surrounds their availability for the Suva fixture.

Avinesh needs to clear a fine of $9000 while Finau was suspended last year for breach of contract.

Gounder said the match against Suva was a very important one for the Sugar City team.

He said the fate of the interim coaches would be decided after this match.