Suva back on top
26 October, 2020, 8:00 pm
Suva’s chances of clinching the 2020 Vodafone Premier League title became brighter after hammering Nasinu 5-0 at the ANZ Stadium yesterday to jump to the top of the points table.
Despite Rewa losing to Navua in a 2-0 upset Suva coach Babs Khan was not counting his chickens early with the two teams to meet in the decider next week.
“Rodu is a good coach and it’s not over yet,” Khan said.
“The win against Rewa during the IDC has to be left aside because they want to win the league to so it will be tough for us.”
The win yesterday has also given hope for the Suva for qualifying for the 2021 Oceania Champions League. Suva now sits on top with 25 points with Rewa dropped to second on 23 points.
Meanwhile, Navua climbed to seventh with 10 points and Nasinu is in danger of relegation dropping to the bottom of the table with eight points.
An all-out Suva affair the Capital City side never slowed down from the opening whistle.
Veteran Christopher Wasasala opened proceedings in the third minute with a textbook header from a corner kick from teammate Filipe Baravilala.
Baravilala also set up the second goal in the tenth minute finding star striker Sairusi Nalaubu who nonchalantly put the ball past goalkeeper Viliame Rakuro.
Wasasala got the team’s third goal off a defensive blunder on the 13th minute mark.
Suva defender Madhvan Goundar was substituted towards the end of the first half with replacement Iosefo Verevou coming on field and making his appearance felt with the fourth goal in injury time. Suva headed to the break with a 4-0 lead.
Nalaubu hammered home the final nail in the second half with the Tabia assassin showing individual brilliance to break past the blue wall and lob the ball over a misplaced Rakuro for the fifth and final goal of the match.