Vodafone Premier League

Ba Close In On Rewa

Outcome of today’s matches  could change the standing order of the VPL points table
13 Sep 2020 12:27
Ba Close In On Rewa
Ba right back Peceli Sukabula (12) defends against Navua captain Vineet Chand during their Vodafone Premier League clash at the Uprising Fiji Beach Resort ground in Pacific Harbour, Deuba on September 12, 2020. Ba won 3-0. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The Ba football team have moved to second place in the Vodafone Premier League points table after beating Navua 3-0 at the Uprising Fiji Beach Resort ground in Pacific Harbour, Deuba, yesterday.

Ba have 19 points and are now behind leaders Rewa who have 20.

The Ravinesh Karan Singh captained- Suva side will need to beat Lautoka today if they are to stay in contention for the top spot.

What happened: It was a dull first half as both teams failed to score.

The visitors were trying to adapt to the ground surface and could not connect their passes.

Halftime: Navua 0-0 Ba

Ba came alive in the second spell with midfielder Abbu Zahid scoring the first goal in the 58th minute.

Ba kept on the pressure and in the 69th minute lanky defender Mitieli Naiviro headed in the second goal from a corner kick.

Savenaca Nakalevu slotted in Ba’s third goal in the 84th minute.

Navua: Josaia Ratu, Seveci Rokotakala, Thomas Dunn, Mohit Chand, Vineet Chand, Isake Naduvu, Mosese Balenagaga, Jesoni Takala, Vinal Prasad, Matthew Charitar, Apisai Smith

Ba: Isikeli Seva, Sumeet Goundar, Kalaveti Sivoi, Darold Kakasi, Abbu Azhid, Savenaca Nakalevu, Peceli Sukabula, Malakai Tiwa, Sanaila Waqanicakau, Mitieli Naiviro, Jonetani Newa


What’s On Today

1.30pm Labasa v Nasinu (Subrail Park, Labasa); 2pm Suva v Lautoka (ANZ Stadium, Suva); 3.30pm Rewa v Nadi (Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori).

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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