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Strikers Join Race For Top Spot

Strikers Thomas Dunn and Sairusi Nalaubu have joined the race for the top spot of the SUNsports Best and Fairest Player. Dunn featured for Navua in their 2-2 draw against
21 Apr 2021 11:38
Strikers Join Race For Top Spot
Labasa centreback Akeimi Ralulu takes on Suva midfielder Shahil Dave during the Digicel Premier League clash at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on April 18, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

Strikers Thomas Dunn and Sairusi Nalaubu have joined the race for the top spot of the SUNsports Best and Fairest Player.

Dunn featured for Navua in their 2-2 draw against Nadi and is in second place with eight points while Nalaubau have moved into third place with six.

Rewa striker Setareki Hughes has extended his lead after they beat Ba 2-0.

 

Rewa 2-0 Ba
3 points: Setareki Hughes (Rewa)- Exploited loopholes in the Ba defence. Controlled play well and a good distributor

2 points: Tevita Waranaivalu (Rewa)- A tireless player, good footwork and tons of speed as he kept the Ba defence working overtime. He scored the second goal.

1 point: Anish Khem (Rewa)- Combined well with Hughes and Waranaivalu.
(Reporter: Waisea Nasokia)

 

Lautoka 2-0 Nadroga
3: Sairusi Nalaubu (Lautoka)-The most consistent striker in the country. Scored Lautoka’s winner in the 75th minute.

2- Edward Justin (Lautoka)- Always gives his best and never gives up.

1- Paula Buke (Nadroga)- A player who improved a lot. Showed a lot of maturity in his game and very disciplined.

(Reporter: Waisea Nasokia)

 

Navua 2-2 Nadi
3: Thomas Dunn (Navua)- Keep an eye on him. This classy Navua youngster is a very capable player and is now making his mark in the DPL.

2: Napolioni Qasevakatini (Nadi)- The veteran striker leads his team by example and is always there when most needed.

1: Vereti Dickson (Nadi)- Pulled off superb saves to ensure they return home with a point.

(Reporter: Simione Haravanua).

 

Suva 0-1 Labasa
3: Akeimi Ralulu (Labasa)- Ralulu is the country’s best centreback.

He is tough in defence, always dominating the aerial battles and has a wicked left footer that scored their lone goal.

2: Ashnil Raju (Labasa)- Lots of speed and easily beats the Suva defence, time and again, with his dribbling skills

1: Merrill Nand (Suva)- Came as a substitute and almost scored Suva’s equaliser.

He gave the Labasa defenders a few anxious moments. Nand needs to be given more game time.

(Reporter: Leone Cabenatabua)

 

How they stand:
11- Setareki Hughes (Rewa)

8- Akuila Mateisuva (Labasa), Thomas Dunn (Navua)

6- Beniamino Mateinaqara (Lautoka), Vereti Dickson (Nadi), Sairusi Nalaubu (Lautoka)

5- Tomasi Tuicakau (Nadroga), Ato Yankson (Nadroga),

4- Osea Vakatalesau (Nadroga), Sakaraia Naisua (Nadi), Darold Kakasi (Ba), Dave Radrigai (Lautoka), Arami Manumanubai (Navua), Tevita Waranaivalu (Rewa), Anish Khem (Rewa), Napolioni Qasevakatini (Nadi)

3- Saula Waqanicakau (Ba), Jibola Afonja (Nadroga, Shameel Rao (Ba), Senirusi Bokini (Rewa), Ilisoni Lolaivalu (Labasa), Lino Ilaisa (Labasa), Peceli Sukabula (Ba), Matthew Charitar (Navua), Akeimi Ralulu (Labasa),

2- Abbu Zahid (Ba), Rahul Krishna (Nadi), Remueru Tekiata (Suva), Savenaca Nakalevu (Ba), Rahul Naresh (Nadroga), Zibraaz Sahib (Lautoka), Monit Chand (Navua), Shahil Dave (Suva), Mohammed Alam (Rewa), Edwin Justin (Lautoka), Ashnil Raju (Labasa).

1- Ratu Anare (Labasa), Suliano Doli (Navua), Meli Codro (Suva), Etonia Dogalau (Ba). Marika Rawasoi (Lautoka), Waisake Navunigasau (Suva), Bruce Hughes (Rewa), Simione Nabenu (Suva), Paula Buke (Nadroga), Merrill Nand (Suva)

 

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