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Big Break For Me: Naidu

  Praneel Naidu, 23, is hoping for a good performance when the Vodafone Lautoka foot­ball team faces Team Wellington in the first leg of the OFC Champi­ons League final on
09 May 2018 10:05
Big Break For Me: Naidu
Praneel Naidqu(left) and Edward Justin at Nadi International Airport. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

 

Praneel Naidu, 23, is hoping for a good performance when the Vodafone Lautoka foot­ball team faces Team Wellington in the first leg of the OFC Champi­ons League final on Sunday at the Park Wellington.

The left midfield back scored the winning goal against Marist FC 1-0 in the second leg semi-final at the Lawson Tama Stadium in Honiara last month.

Lautoka won on aggregate 3-2, af­ter a 1-1 draw in Lautoka.

“This is another big break for me and I’m looking forward to this match,” he said.

“We know the odds playing over­seas but we have to take our chanc­es.”

Striker Osea Vakatalesau will make his second OFC Champions League final after he featured for Ba in 2007.

Valatalesau played alongside his elder brother Peni Finau and Jone Vesikula where the side won 1-0 at Govind Park in Ba and lost 2-0 to Auckland City in New Zealand.

“The boys are ready to give their best. It is important to get a win or draw since it will be an advantage when playing our second game at home,”he said.

“In 2007, we did not have a pro­fessional coaching panel. Now we have national coach Christopher Gamel assisting us with the game plan.”

The winners of the 2018 Oceania Champions League will feature in the 2018 Club World Cup.

The second leg will be played on May 19 at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Edited by Osea Bola

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