Fiji Time: 12:17 AM on Saturday 10 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61820.5992
JPY 57.502354.5023
GBP 0.30880.3008
EUR 0.42110.4091
NZD 0.71840.6854
AUD 0.65730.6323
USD 0.47680.4598



Exchange Rate updated on 9th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man jailed 14 years for raping brother's stepdaughter
  2. Ryan eyes lanky 15s forward
  3. 10 years for raping seven-year-old girl
  4. Newcomers Dreketi upsets Lautoka
  5. Retiree keeps promise to make a difference
  6. Unreasonable requests
  7. Strong economy
  8. Suva makes IDC semis
  9. Housing project for hundreds
  10. Ministry clears air on workers' ERP provisions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  4. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  5. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  6. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  8. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  9. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)
  10. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)