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Sami: We Failed To Score More

  Labasa football coach Anand Sami was disappointed with his players’ performance yesterday. This was after they missed multiple opportunities in the 1-1 draw against Ba in the Vodafone Premier
27 Jan 2019 09:44
Sami: We Failed To Score More
Ba’s Abbu Zahid (left) in action against Labasa’s Ravinesh Karan Singh in the Vodafone Premier League in Subrail Park, Labasa on January 26, 2019. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

 

Labasa football coach Anand Sami was disappointed with his players’ performance yesterday.

This was after they missed multiple opportunities in the 1-1 draw against Ba in the Vodafone Premier League match at Subrail Park Labasa.

“We had more scoring chances but we failed and I will have to look at the performances of some of the experienced players,”Sami said.

 

What happened: 

Both teams started off well but Labasa came close to scoring in the first half.

Likewise, Ba had a chance to score in the 17th minute but goalkeeper Akulia Mateisuva saved the day for the Babasiga Lions.

A yellow card was flashed to Ba’s Narend Rao in the 27th minute.

Halftime: Ba 0 –0 Labasa

Ba made a tactical change in the 47th minute as Kaliova Dau replaced Darold Kakasi.

Labasa’s Lekima Gonerau was flashed a yellow card in the 49th minute.

Labasa’s Ashneel Raju scored in the 51st minute but Ba’s Manasa Nawaikula scored the equaliser in the 53rd minute.

Labasa also missed a chance to extend the lead after missing a penalty in the 58th minute.

Big Play: Ba’s Saula Waqa was dangerous throughout the match but was well-marked by Labasa.

Comments: Labasa coach Anand Sami said,

“Some players are in the national team, but their performance was not up to standard.”

Ba manager Arvind Singh said: “The game was tough, Labasa played a good game.

-Edited by Osea Bola

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