The last weekend was a very exciting one in Fiji as the Battle of the Giants’ finals took place at Churchill Park in Lautoka. However there were another football matches being contested throughout the weekend in the Vodafone Senior League – the second division of Fijian football.
Eleven teams are fighting for a spot in 2021 Vodafone Premier League. These teams are split in two groups – one with five (Viti Levu Zone) and one with six teams (Vanua Levu Zone) – and the winner of each group will play a final play-off in November to decide which club will be promoted to the major football league in the country.
After being relegated to Senior League, Tavua are facing some difficulties in the second division as they are seeing Tailevu Naitasiri and Nadroga above them in Viti Levu Zone. Current leaders Nadroga are surely the ones to be beaten this season since they added Osea Vakatalesau and Paulo Buke to their squad to fight for promotion this year.
While Nadroga lead one group, Seaqaqa lead Vanua Levu Zone. The team based in the northern side of Vanua Levu won three matches in a row to take the lead of the group. However they have a tough opponent in the fight for the first position – Bua FC – that have beaten Seaqaqa in the opening round of the season. You can check the current league standings by clicking here.
With half the season already played, it is obvious that everything can change. However Nadroga seem to be the strongest side of 2020 Vodafone Senior League and the other teams must work the extra mile to beat them.