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Delta Tigers Return With A Win

The Rewa football team proved too strong for Rakiraki winning 3-0 at the Fiji Sugar Corporation ground yesterday. The win has put the ‘Delta Tigers’ fourth in the Vodafone Premier
06 Aug 2017 12:25
Delta Tigers  Return With A Win

The Rewa football team proved too strong for Rakiraki winning 3-0 at the Fiji Sugar Corporation ground yesterday.

The win has put the ‘Delta Tigers’ fourth in the Vodafone Premier League standings and a possible spot in the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League.

Despite missing key players due to injuries and suspension, brothers Epeli Saukuru and Iosefo Verevou took control.

Saukuru scored twice while Verevou nailed the final goal.

Rewa Football Association president Nazeel Buksh said the win was crucial for them.

“I think this win has brought us back into the fight for the second place on the points table,” Buksh said. “Labasa and Nadi have both dropped points so we needed to lift our game. This win is just what the team needed after losing out our key players.”

With three games left to play, Buksh says, each game is a must win for them if they are to qualify for the Champions League.

“We’ll be playing Nadi, Lautoka and Ba and we will need to win to stay in contention. Our game against Nadi next week will determine a lot of things so we need to keep up the momentum and this win against Rakiraki will help us do that. By next week we should have our full squad back, all the players who were out on suspension and injuries will be back.

“I think the competition is getting tough and teams are having to really fight for their place on the table. A tough competition is something that all teams need because it makes them work harder and we’re prepared to work hard for our remaining three games.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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