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Ba star misses Nadi clash

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, June 01, 2014

STAR striker Osea Vakatalesau will not feature for defending champions Ba against Nadi during the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Govind Park today.

This is after Vakatalesau sustained a serious knee injury at the Oceania Champions League last month.

He is sidelined for a couple of months ruling him out of the upcoming Vodafone Fiji FACT in Nausori.

A cloud of doubt surrounds the availability of Praneel Naidu, Saula Waqa, Samuela Nabenia, Narendra Rao and Antonio Tuivuna who are with the national team for the Oceania Football Confederation under-20 championship which ended in Suva yesterday.

Ba team manager Arvind Singh said a low turnout had been recorded at training for the game.

Singh said the match was important as they wanted to be in the race to gain one of the two spots for the Oceania Champions League next year.

"This match will also serve as a build up for the Fiji FACT," he said.

"Osea is in recovery mode after the Oceania Champions League and will not be playing.

"We are urging the fans to come out in numbers to support the team. We are playing in the National League after several weeks and we are going into the match with a low profile."

Nadi has 15 points from six matches while Ba has 10 points from four matches.

The Jetsetters defeated Ba on both occasions in the competition last year.

The match will kick off at 3pm.








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