Fiji’s Premier League took an interesting turn over the weekend when Suva’s unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt after a 1-1 draw against Lautoka on Friday and a 2-1 loss to Ba on Sunday.
The win moved Ba to the top-of-the-table with 17 points in seven games, and Suva sits in second place with 13 points after six games, creating a very close competition.
Ba coach Imdad Ali was impressed with the composure shown by the young side, who followed the game plan until the final whistle.
“The players played according to the game plan,” he said.
“We came simply to win the game. Ba has played so many games and we have some worn out players and we are trying to include some young players to lift the standard,” he added.
“Samuela is a good player and he was good in the match.”
Suva coach Gurjit Singh was upset to lose but thought the team played well against their talented opposition, and that the younger players showed strong potential.
“We played two top teams,” he said.
“There are four players who have moved to other districts and it has affected the team,” he added.
“New players are coming up and after few more games they will be good.”
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