Football | SPORTS

Nadroga Wins To Avoid Relegation

Three points is enough to keep the Nadroga football team’s hopes of remaining in next season’s Digicel Premier League alive.
08 Aug 2022 11:43
Nadroga Wins To Avoid Relegation
Nadroga’s Mitieli Naiviro is challenged by Nasinu defender Inia Boko during their Digicel Premier League clash at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva, on August 7 , 2022. Photo; Leon Lord

Three points is enough to keep the Nadroga foot­ball team’s hopes of remaining in next season’s Digicel Premier League alive. The Stallions beat Nasinu 2-0 in the Digicel Premier League clash at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva yesterday.

Nadroga got their break in the 30th minute when Zo­heb Rahim scored the first goal from a free kick before Paula Buke sealed the win with another classic strike.

Speaking to SUNsports, Nadroga coach Joseph Nand said they came in with the aim to win.

“We weren’t consistent enough from the last few games,” he said.

“The plan was to avoid relegation because it’s hard get­ting demoted and then trying to make it up again. Our aim was to get three point and we have achieved it.

“The three points is important in our DPL campaign most importantly to stay and play in the next season.”

Nand said his players stuck to their game plan from the first whistle.

“Even though we are out of the top eight we still qual­ify for the Battle of the Giants.”

He added that the side would have to work on their communication before their next game.

“In our next game we really have to communicate a lot more. Good communication can provide some good goal scoring opportunities.

“Players should learn to communicate well and we will be working on that. We face Rewa in our next game but unfortunately they are away in the OFC Champions League.”

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