Once Nadi President Javed Ahmed confirmed that eight players have been dropped from the squad and suspended, Nadi became an easy prey in Inter-District Championship semi final. Without Ame Votonui, Vuniuci Tikomaimereke, Christopher Kumar, Patrick Joseph, Mataiasi Toma, Jone Ralulu, Husseini Khan and Josevata Malakai, Nadi wasn’t able to deal with Labasa and lost by 5-0.
The playres were suspended due after a drinking spree to celebrate their win against Nadi in their final pool match. Ahmed also confirmed Coach Pranesh Amarsee has been asked to step aside until the end of IDC and Aginesh Prasad will be assisting the team for the Finals.
Labasa goals were scored by Ilisoni Logaivau (2), Ashnil Raju and Atonio Tuivuna. The fifth goal was a penalty kick scored by goalkeeper Akuila Mateisuva.
The suspended eight offered their apologies to the team management and players yesterday and wished the team all the best. Their fate will futher be decided when the Nadi FA Board meets next month.
Labasa will face Suva or Ba in the final match tomorrow.