Vodafone Premier League

Time Is Now, Says Vonolagi

We Need To Win, It’s A Do Or Die For Nasinu: Tagi
05 Nov 2020 10:59
Time Is Now, Says Vonolagi
Nasinu football players, back from left: Luke Savu, Sekove Naivakananumi, Leone Damudamu, Epeli Loaniceva, Jone Koro, Tomasi Uculoa, Noa Seru. Front, from left: Isikeli Ratucava, Jone Naraba, Marlon Tahioa and Vidhya Kumar, before they faced Ba at Ratu Cakobau Park on November 1, 2020. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The final match of the Vodafone Premier League will be a crucial one for the Nasinu team as it will decide their fate in 2021.

Nasinu will play Navua at the Uprising Resort Ground 7pm on Saturday.

And Coach Tagi Vonolagi has asked his players to rise to the challenge.

Nasinu needs to win to survive in the league while Navua only needs a draw.

“The time is now, it’s a do-or-die for us,” he said.

“Playing in Navua will be tough as it is their home ground which is always an advantage.

“Many of our players are not used to playing on the turf.

“So it’s all hand on deck, we will give our all to win.”

Nasinu missed the services of most of its senior players Jone Naraba, Joseph Mishra, Leone Damudamu and Jasnit Vikash against in the last two outings against Suva and Ba in which they lost 0-5, 0-2 respectively.

However, Vonolagi said some senior players were training and are likely to play.

“We are rotating players in the squad and we’re fortunate to have a few senior players back.

“They would play if they have no commitments during the weekend.”

In other VPL matches, Labasa will host Ba at Subrail Park on Saturday at 1:30pm while Lautoka and Rewa will play at Churchill Park and Suva will host Nadi at the ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

As far as the top of the table is concerned, the Flow Valves Suva side looks hot favourites to win the title.

The Babs Khan-coached capital city side  just needs a draw against Nadi and hope Rewa does not beat Lautoka by nine clear goals.

However, a win for Suva will be a clear cut confirmation for the title, without the need to worry about other results.

Fight for the second spot also continues as Ba and Nadi also joins the race to stand a chance for finishing as league runner up.

Edited by Osea Bola

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