We Need Good Strikers: Khan

This was after the capital side lost 2-1 to Ba last Sunday at ANZ Stadium, Suva.
28 Oct 2021 14:39
We Need Good Strikers: Khan
Suva’s Shahil Dave (righ) tries to escape from Ba’s Shameel Rao during their match at ANZ Stadium on October 24, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Unique Rubber Stamp Suva needs to have a good striker in their prepara­tion against Rewa on Sunday, says head coach Babs Khan.

This was after the capital side lost 2-1 to Ba last Sunday at ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Star striker, Christopher Wasasala, is cur­rently suspended after he failed to be in camp on time when the national training squad marched in at the Fiji Football Ba academy in March.

“We played like three different teams in the whole pitch – backline was sitting at the back, midfielders were at another place and our strikers were upfront, we were not com­bining as a team,” Khan said.

“We need to iron out all that and make sure that we play as a team.

“For the next round, we hope Christopher (Wasasala) is there because we need a good striker – strikers that can score for us and finish at critical times.

“When Christopher is around, he really works hard upfront, he knows how to fin­ish,” Khan added.

Suva Football Association has suspended Wasasala for a year; he returns to the pad­dock February next year.

Wasasala appealed the decision, with Suva FC president Ritesh Pratap, confirming that the appeals committee has lifted his suspen­sion, however; they are awaiting the final decision from Fiji FA.

Pratap said: “The Fiji FA Board of Control (BOC) needs to decide. The suspension was due to his offence during the national team camp, he did not attend the national team training so he was suspended by Suva Foot­ball regarding that.

“It was for a year. He appealed the decision after the pandemic, the appeals committee has uplifted his suspension, but it is Fiji FA BOC to decide whether he can resume play­ing or not.

“We have already sent the letter and the minutes of his appeal we are just waiting for them (Fiji FA BOC) to reply.

“Once we get the green light from there, he can start playing,” Paratap said.

Fiji FA chief executive officer, Mohammed Yusuf said: “Whatever happened, it was Su­va’s internal process. They have given the correspondence and now we are reviewing it.”

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