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Drudru ruled out

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, April 11, 2014

NADI will miss the services of star striker Samuela Drudru in the Oceania Football Confederation Champion League match against Amicale FC at Churchill Park today.

Drudru, the National Football League's top goal scorer, was red carded in the 0-3 loss against Auckland City FC on Tuesday.

He received a one match suspension for a tackle on Argentinean Angel Berlanga.

Fiji Football Association national coaching director Juan Carlos Buzzetti said Nadi had a young team playing in this competition after so many years.

Buzzetti said experience was needed at this level.

"Drudru is out so they have one less striker," he said.

"Now they have no choice but to play Rusiate in the position he normally plays because they do not have enough players with knowledge to deal with this kind of game.

"This is not the local league competition. The teams have come here with very good players. So it will be difficult for them. But they should be positive with the approach.

"They did their best under the circumstance against Auckland City who was stronger.

"But if you look at Ba they have brought in the players who have played in this competition before such as Peni Finau, Jone Sorolo and Shameel Rao."

Nadi and Amicale FC will face off at 4pm while at 1pm AS Dragon will play Auckland City.








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