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Nadi wins before Navua test

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, February 07, 2014

AN understrength Nadi team defeated the Fiji under-19 team 2-0 in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Govind Park in Ba on Wednesday.

The Shop N Save Nadi side rested top choice goalkeeper Benaminio Matainaqara, midfield duo Munit and Rahul Krishna, defender Ame Votuniu and striker Uraia Loki.

Rusiate Matarerega opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. Waisea Tale doubled Nadi's advantage in the 72nd minute.

Nadi Football Association president Navneeda Gounder said the match served as test ahead of the clash against Navua tomorrow.

Gounder said they tried out a few new players.

"The Fiji U19 team put up a strong challenge," he said.

"They have quality players but need time to jell together. We need to keep up the momentum after the win against Nadroga.

"Navua will not be a pushover. They played well against Ba. Munit has been ruled out of the match because of a knee injury."

Fiji U19 coach Ravinesh Kumar said Nadi exposed their weaknesses.

Kumar said there were a lot of expectations from the players.

"Nadi is the form team with a lot of experienced players," he said.

"We tried players in different positions. They made mistakes both in attack and defence.

"We will now try and rectify those mistakes during training. The team is made up of 17 and 18-year-olds, so they have a lot to learn."

Nadi will play Navua at 4pm at Prince Charles Park tomorrow.





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