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Singh wants win in his last match

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, July 19, 2014

DENNIS Singh has no qualms about being replaced by Lambert Sarju as Lautoka coach for the reminder of the season.

Sarju joined the Blues to help Singh for the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League match against Labasa which they won 2-1 last week.

Singh revealed that it was his last match as head coach.

"I wanted to bow out on a winning note and achieved that," he said.

"When the team does not perform then the coach has to go. This is not new in football. It happened at the FIFA World Cup where the coaches of Brazil, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Ivory Coast and Nigeria resigned.

"The records don't matter when the players do not perform. It is the coach whose head is on the chopping block."

Singh led Lautoka to victory at the 2007 Inter District Competition with Malakai Waqa scoring the winner against Ba in the final at Govind Park.

He re-joined the Blues this season but failed to produce the results.

Lautoka lost six out of the seven National League matches in round one. The side failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Vodafone Fiji FACT after recording only one win in pool play.

Singh said his options remained open.

"After the Fiji FACT I stated in the media that I would step aside if there was a capable person to take up the job," he said.

"I wish Lammbert all the best. The players need to give their 100 per cent in every match. The win against Labasa has certainly brought a sigh of relief for the fans."

Singh was a Year 11 student at Xavier College when he made his debut as a defender for Ba in 1980. He was part of the team that created history by winning the IDC title for the sixth consecutive year.

Lautoka will host Rewa in the National League at 3pm tomorrow.








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