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Midfielder Keeps Suva On Track

Midfielder Keeps Suva On Track
Suva midfielder Tevita Waranaivalu tussles for the ball against Tavua during the Vodafone Fiji FACT tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, on May 26, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
May 27
13:12 2018

Crafty midfielder Tevita Wara­naivalu kept Suva’s Vodafone Fiji FACT campaign alive with a powerful header, right on fulltime, to seal a 1-0 win over Tavua.

The Vugalei, Tailevu native told SUNsports, the goal was the out­come of them playing as a team. The 23-year-old who joined Suva this sea­son said they were expecting a tough game from a fired-up Tavua side that beat Nadi 2-1 on the opening day.

“Most of us played together for Rewa and the national team,” he said.

“We’ve experienced such situation before especially playing in interna­tional tournaments where we got a taste of what it was like when going up against some of the top sides in the world.

“It was not an easy walk in the park but we’ve got to learn and move on. This is similar in the Fiji FACT where we just go out and do our best.”

Suva coach Tuka Pisam said after winning their first game they are ready to take on Nadi.

“It was frustrating at first trying to beat eight guys behind the ball and we tried to break down their style of play. Now the boys have to recover and pre­pare for the next game.”

Tavua coach Saroj Kumar said there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of developing his young players.

“Team work was slack and not at its best in this game,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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