Patrick Taroga: from absence to become Suva’s hero against Labasa

The first matchday of 2020 Battle of the Giants is already gone and the second matchday will kick-off in a few hours. However it is very important to talk about a player that became a hero due to a plot twist: Patrick Taroga.

A plot twist is an unexpected development in a book, film or television program, but we can use this expression to describe what happened with Patrick Taroga on this Friday: the 20-year-old midfielder from Solomon Islands revealed to Oceania Football Center that he would miss Suva’s opening match in the Battle of the Giants due to a exam in the university.

PLOT TWIST: According to reliable sources, Taroga’s exam was cancelled so a staff member picked him up to arrive in Lautoka on time to play. For people’s surprise, the young midfielder was there and he started the match against Labasa on the bench.

THE HERO: Taroga came from the bench in the half time to replace Manasa Levaci and fate wanted him to become the name of Suva in the match when he scored in the 69th minute after a confusion in the box to open the scoreboard for the Capital City Boys. You can check his goal by clicking here. The young player that was not expected to play arrived on time and came from the bench to score a goal!

Solomon Islander Patrick Taroga opened the scoreboard for Suva against Labasa

However, to the sadness of the Suva fans, Labasa managed to score in the 86th minute with a goal scored by Taniela Waqa after a perfect cross from the right wing. At the final whistle the final score was a 1-1 draw.

Suva’s next clash against Nasinu kicks-off in a few hours while Labasa will face current Vodafone Premier League champions Ba. You can see more about the tournament by clicking here.


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