Kishan Sami’s Manukau United celebrate first win of the season in New Zealand

In the third matchweek of football in the Lotto NRFL Premier in New Zealand, the Fiji international Kishan Sami helped his new club Manukau United to clinch their first victory of the season against Waitakere City by 3-1. Manukau United has many other Fijians in their squad, but Sami is being currently the only player who is being regular to the first team – the 20-year-old player featured in all matches of Manukau in the top-tier league of North Island in New Zealand.

The former Ba player recently joined the club from South Auckland is rapidly addapting to the team. Before losing to Forrest Hill Milford and helding Bay Olympic to a 1-1 draw in the past weekend, Manukau United managed to beat Waitakere City thanks to three first half goals from the Japanese Nobuaki Mochizuki, the Nigerian Sani Issa and the former Hamilton Wanderers and Tasman United striker Jama Boss.

Manukau United XI – Manukau United Media

Kishan Sami played 90 minutes of the match – being subbed in the injury time. Manukau now sits in the middle of the table with four points collected from three matches played – this is the first experience of the young talented Fijian in overseas football. Manukau is going to take on Western Springs at home in the next weekend and Sami is expected to once again start for the team that is coached by the former New Zealand National Team head coach Kevin Fallon.

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