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Blues three in doubt

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, May 03, 2014

A cloud of doubt surrounds the availability of three key Lautoka players for the crucial Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League fixture against Nadi tomorrow.

Alvin Avinesh, Zibraaz Sahib and Arvindra Naidu haven't trained with the Blues this week.

Avinesh has a boil on his left leg, Sahib is suffering from a groin injury while Naidu has a torn muscle.

The absence of the trio will create a big vacuum in the midfield department.

Blues coach Dennis Singh said the trio were among the best players in the country.

Singh said to lose them would be a major blow.

"They are undergoing recovery," Singh said.

"As it looks, they are doubtful for the match. The midfield is an important position in the team structure.

"It is the vital link between the defenders and strikers.

"The other players will need to step up to fill the vacuum and they must know their roles.

"Despite the setbacks, we are going into the match without any excuses.

"The players have to perform. It is a must win game for us."

Former Fiji under-20 goalkeeper Senirusi Bokini will be under the cross bar for the home team.

Nadi team manager Kamlesh Sami has confirmed that star striker Samuela Drudru would not be available for the match because of an injury sustained at the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League group stage.

The match will kick off at 3pm.








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