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Namuka, Makoe Ruled Out

Namuka, Makoe Ruled Out
Back: (from left) Epeli Saukuru, Mitieli Namuka, Benito Waqavou, Amani Makoe (C), Paulo Posiano, Misaele Draunibaka. Front: Simione Maikali, Peniame Drova, Tevita Waranaivalu, Jonetani Buksh, Iosefo Verevou. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai
October 29
12:32 2016

 

Rewa will be missing key players in centre back Mitieli Namuka and left back Amani Makoe against Nadi in the Vodafone Premier League clash at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori today.

Namuka and Makoe received red cards in Rewa’s 4-2 loss against Ba last week and will miss one game.

Coach Marika Rodu said he would have to switch players around.

“Our objective is still the same which is to win but the side will be missing two key players in this game,” Rodu said.

“This is a big blow to the squad but that only means that I have to rotate some players around.”

Rodu said they know what they will be up against as they have worked on their weaknesses from their game against Ba this week.

“Nadi is always a tough team and we need to be fully focused.

Against Ba we let them score three early goals which is something we cannot afford to let it happen again.

“Our defence needs to be tight and we need to be alert and I know the boys understand what we need to do.

“I encourage fans to turn up in numbers to support the boys and I want to wish everyone a happy Diwali.”

Rewa play Nadi at 3pm at Ratu Cakobau Park today while the second league game will be played between Dreketi and Labasa at 7pm at Subrail Park, Labasa. Edited by Osea Bola

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