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Nasinu Return To The Vodafone Premier League

After eight years the Nasinu foot­ball side have made it back to the Vodafone Premier League compe­tition. Their hero was striker Joseph Mishra who scored the goal that held Lami
26 Aug 2018 10:55
Nasinu Return To The Vodafone Premier League
Nasinu soccer players and official carry their goal scorer Joseph Mishra as they qualified for Super Premier after 1-1 draw against Lami at Ratu Cakobau Park on August 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

After eight years the Nasinu foot­ball side have made it back to the Vodafone Premier League compe­tition.

Their hero was striker Joseph Mishra who scored the goal that held Lami 1-1 during their Vodafone Senior Division play-off at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori yesterday.

Nasinu needed to draw to book their spot in next year’s Vodafone Premier League competition.

Speaking to SUNsports Mishra said he was positive coming into the game that he would score and get them to the top divi­sion.

“I knew we had fifty percent chance to qualify and when I came in today I wanted to prove myself and get the goal,” he said.

What happened: Lami started well and drew first blood in the 10th minute through Ravnit Joseph. This was short- lived when Mishra replied with a goal in the 14th minute.

Halftime: Lami 1-1 Nasinu.

Both teams played well in the second half going out trying to score the winning goal but it was not to be.

Comments: Nasinu coach Shivam Na­than said: “We set a target which we have achieved and the fans really wanted this win as well.

“The veteran players stepped up today and now we go back to the drawing board as we prepare for next year’s premier competition.”

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj



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