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Three from Sanni helps Suva draw with Lautoka

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, February 04, 2013

NIGERIAN Sanni Issa scored a double to rescue Suva to a 3-all draw against Lautoka in the National Football League at Govind Park yesterday.

In an interesting fixture Lautoka took the lead on three occasions but the Gurjeet Singh-coached Capital City side hit back immediately after to draw level.

Both teams were evenly matched playing in slippery conditions.

Suva coach Singh said Lautoka proved to be a tough opposition.

He said they faced two strong teams in as many days.

"We could have won but it was a tough game," Singh said.

"Every time Lautoka scored we came back to score. Overall the boys fared well playing two strong districts. Lautoka was well prepared."

"The positive sign was that whenever we were down the boys came back to draw. Even we could have scored the winner at the end."

"We have another tough game next week against Ba. The players will need to have a recovery session and then hard work will start for the next game."

Lautoka Football Association vice president Faaiz Ali said an executive meeting would be held today to decide on the fate of the team management.

He said the current set of officials was given five games to prove themselves.

"We have five points from five matches which isn't a good sign for a top district like Lautoka," Ali said. There is pressure from the public. We have four more games remaining in the first round. The concern is making the top eight for the new season."

Lautoka's Zibraaz Sahib opened the account in the fifth minute after Valerio Nawatu went down near the box.


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