Vodafone Fiji FACT: Top 4 Race On

"In a day of mixed results defend­ing champions Rewa went down 2-1 to Nadi while Ba was held to a 2-2 draw by minnows Nasinu."
05 May 2019 16:18
Vodafone Fiji FACT: Top 4 Race On
Suva striker Christopher Wasasala pressures the Tavua defence during the Vodafone Fiji FACT pool clash at Lautoka’s Churchill Park on May 4, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

The race towards to deter­mine the top four teams of the Vodafone Fiji FACT tournament is still wide open.

As of last night, hosts Lautoka are likely to qualify when they were leading Labasa 1-0 (when this edition went to press).

In a day of mixed results defend­ing champions Rewa went down 2-1 to Nadi while Ba was held to a 2-2 draw by minnows Nasinu.

Suva under coach, Saroj Kumar found their winning form by wal­loping Tavua 6-1.

Kumar told SUNsports that they need to hold Lautoka today if they are to book a spot in the semi-fi­nal.

“I still want to see my boys put in more goals,” he said.

“It will be hard to play against Lautoka but we’ll give our best. We want to go beyond the semi-final and for that we need to stick to our game plan.”

Despite being out of the tourna­ment Tavua coach, Nazeel Ali said they are determined to beat Laba­sa in their final pool clash.

“Tavua will put up a good fight and the boys have learnt a good lesson from their two games which have played in the Fiji FACT.”


Rewa 3-0 Nasinu, Suva 1-1 Laba­sa, Lautoka 8-2 Tavua, Ba 3-0 Nadi, Suva 6-1 Tavua, Rewa 1-2 Nadi, Ba 2-2 Nasinu, Lautoka v Labasa (was played last night when this edi­tion went to press).


4- Gagame Feni (Suva), 3- Benja­min Totori (Lautoka), 2- Christo­pher Wasasala (Suva), Abbu Zahid (Ba), Samuela Nabenia (Lautoka), Tevita Warainaivalu (Rewa), Vilive Naulalevu (Tavua), 1- Mo­hammed Ramazan (Rewa), Ilisoni Logaivau (Labasa), Waisake Soga (Tavua), Savenaca Baledrokadro­ka (Nasinu), Manasa Levaci (Nas­inu), Rusiate Matererega 9Nadi), Jonetani Buksh (Rewa), Josua Ta­wake (Nadi), Kelvin Naidu (Suva), Darold Kakasi (Ba), Shazil Ali (Ba), Malakai Rakula (Ba).


11am Nasinu v Nadi, 1pm Labasa v Tavua, 3pm Rewa v Ba, 5pm Lau­toka v Suva

-Edited by Osea Bola


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