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Two Quick Goals Down Fiji

Two Quick Goals Down Fiji
Fiji Muslim national football team at Churchill Park, Lautoka on August 4, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra
August 05
10:09 2018


The Fiji Muslim national team have high hopes of winning the Fiji, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Canada, America FANCA Muslim Foot­ball tournament despite losing 2-1 to Australia at Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday.

The side started quite well after Mosim Khan took a shot inside the box which found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Striker Abbu Zahid missed a golden opportunity when his kick narrowly missed.

Mohammed Rahil, 19, came close to scoring several times but failed to find the mark.

A tactical change where Za­hid and Zibraaz Sahib were replaced backfired when Aus­tralia hit back with two quick goals.

Fiji team manager Moham­med Mohin Rafiq said they had already qualified for the semi-final therefore wanted to give the two players some rest prior to the next game.

“We rested a few of our play­ers just to ensure that they were not injured before playing the semi-finals,” he said.

However, he said that they would come out strongly in the semi-finals against United States of America.

Mohin said the players were all psychologically prepared to take on the Americans.

The match was still in pro­gress when this edition went to press last night.


Over-40: New Zealand 2-1 USA, Australia 1- 0 Canada 0; Main: New Zealand 4-1 Canada, Fiji 1-2 Australia

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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