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Striker Awaits Medical Clearance

Top Jack’s Nadi football marksman Napolioni Qasevakatini is in doubt for Saturday’s Vodafone Fiji FACT semifinal clash against Suva at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. The stylish striker is down with
13 Jun 2017 11:00
Striker Awaits Medical Clearance
Napolioni Qasevakatini of Nadi contest the ball against Dreketi's goalie Waisake Cakacaka Ravuiwasa and Sisa Rage Valesua on the left. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Top Jack’s Nadi football marksman Napolioni Qasevakatini is in doubt for Saturday’s Vodafone Fiji FACT semifinal clash against Suva at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori.

The stylish striker is down with fever and at the same time he’s still carrying a leg injury.

Nadi Football president Javed Ahmed confirmed to SUNsports that Qasevakatini is yet to be medically cleared.

“He (Qasevakatini) is our main worry right now,”

“Our medical team are treating him at the moment and we’re working around the clock to ensure that he recovers well in time for the Suva match. We’re hopeful that Qasevakatini recovers for the semifinal as we do not want to lose him.”

Ahmed said they would rely on their experienced players to do the job for them.

The defending Fiji FACT champions are going to field striker Rusiate Matererega, goalkeeper Vereti Dickson and Mataiasi Toma against a star-studded Suva side in the second semifinal.

Ahmed said it would be tough playing against Suva but they would not give away their title easily.

“We are mapping out a game plan to beat Suva. The experienced players will be well-supported by our young players and we are optimistic to defend our title.”

It will be a mammoth task for the newly elected Nadi Football boss who takes over from former president Navneeda Goundar.

“I’ve been elected as the association president for the next three years and Fiji FACT is my main aim at the moment,” Ahmed added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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