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Top striker in doubt for this weekend

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A cloud of doubt surrounds the availability of Nadi's top striker Rusiate Matarerega for the pool stage of the Vodafone Fiji FACT this weekend.

Matarerega is down with fever and has not attended training since last week.

He was the star for the Shop N Save Nadi team at last year's tournament after scoring two goals in the 3-1 victory against Ba in the final.

Matarerega walked away with the golden boot award at the tournament.

Nadi team manager Kamlesh Sami said Matarerega remains in their final 22 member squad.

Sami said the player was recovering.

"There are no injury concerns," he said.

"The attendance at training picked up after the National Football League loss to Ba. The boys are taking things seriously.

"The first match against Navua will be very important. Navua is an unpredictable team and has created upsets in previous tournaments.

"We held two training sessions on Sunday but it is now back to one training session daily until we depart for Nausori on Thursday."

Nadi has won the Fiji FACT title twice. Their first win was back in 1996.





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