FORMER Flying Fijian Norman Ligairi coached the Suva Stallions to an 8-0 victory over Army Naitasiri in round two of the Naitasiri Samabula Zone competition yesterday.
The star fullback's words of advice and plans of attack and defence from the sidelines at Ram Lakhan Park in Samabula motivated the Stallions to hold on to their half-time lead for the win.
This was their second win in as many games after they had beaten Kecisemani in round one last week.
Army on the other hand failed to continue their winning form after beating Nauluvatu 7-0 last week.
Led by Naitasiri rep Necani Vora, the men in black rained attack on the Stallions but the stubborn defence failed to break.
Competition official Akanisi Rokotakala said Ligairi's coaching could have been the catalyst in the Stallion's performance this season.
"They were an average team last season, but they are completely different side this year," she said.
"Norman Ligairi is an experienced player who has many caps under his name and now he's trying his hand at coaching," she said.
"He had done well so far but only time will tell if his team will make it till the end."
Meanwhile, Kaite and Vunikoro are the other unbeaten teams in the competition after they recorded their second victories this season.
"There are 13 rounds left to play so the competition is still wide open.
"This is just the second round of competition and teams are a little rusty but as they play more games, they will improve so we look forward to better competition in the later stages of the season," Rokotakala said.