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Suva keeps top spot

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, August 10, 2014

SUVA is a win away from qualifying for the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League (O-League) for the first time.

The Capital City side has taken a five point lead on the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League points table following its 2-0 win over Nadi on Friday night at the ANZ Stadium.

Today, the Gurjit Singh-coached side will take on Nadroga at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka and a win will seal the team's spot in the regional competition.

Singh praised his players for a gallant effort against the Jetsetters following Suva's first loss in the national league against Labasa 1-2 last Sunday.

Against Nadi, youngster Nickel Chand and Ravinesh Karan Singh scored at each half to give the team the maximum points.

Suva after 10 matches leads the table on 27 points followed by Ba on 22. Nadi which has played two extra matches is third with 22 points.

"The loss against Labasa was a wake-up call for the players and I'm pleased with the way they bounced back," Singh said.

"We changed the game plan and it worked and hopefully the team continues to build on to this performance."

Kamal Swamy's Nadi has lost significant grounds in qualifying for the O-League competition following the loss and the battle for supremacy in the national league remains between Suva and Ba.

Singh said Nadroga would be a tough side to beat at home but they would try their best to seal the O-League spot today.

The Nadroga versus Suva match will kick off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, in the other matches to be played today, Labasa hosts Navua at Subrail Park at 1.30pm and Rewa will host Ba at Ratu Cakobau Park at 3pm.

In the Viti Levu/Vanua Levu play-off, Savusavu will host Tailevu Naitasiri at Ratu Ganilau Park at 1.30pm.








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