The strong forward Jean-Philippe Saïko is back to the Mobil Super Ligue, the top-tier of football in New Caledonia. The player most recently played for Tasman United in New Zealand ISPS Handa Premiership, where the player helped the Nelson-based side to have their best campaign ever in the most important football league of New Zealand; Saïko scored eight goals in 14 matches for his former club, being one of the standout player in the last season.
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Saïko, that already represented his country nine times and scored 11 goals, also made impact in New Caledonia when player of AS Magenta – but now the striker is going to represent a new club: AS Lössi. Mobil Super Ligue is about to restart after the COVID-19 break, despite there are still some regarding the new schedule of the competition.
After impressing in the last season in New Zealand, Saïko comes to be one of the most important players in the New Caledonian national league and a key figure for AS Lössi in their struggle to be back to be back to OFC Champions League – a competition the team already played in the past, but most recently the rivals Hienghène Sport and AS Magenta had dominated the spots for the regional tournament. In 2019 Lössi also ended up being beaten by Hienghène in the grand final match of the Coupe de Calédonie, Saïko and his new teammates will be looking to reset the club to the top of New Caledonian football.
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Great read. Always nice to learn something about a league that I wouldn’t have given a second thought to in the past. Keep up the good work in spreading news of the game from the unlikeliest of places
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