The 2020 Vodafone Premier League season is heading to its decisive moments as the eleventh matchweek will be contested on this Sunday in Fiji and current league leaders Rewa can be one step closer to the national league’s title depending on this weekend’s results.
After winning two league matches in a row, Rewa will count on the crowd support at Ratu Cakobau Parkk against Labasa. However the team coached by Marika Rodu must expect a tough clash once Labasa need to win in order to stay away from the relegation zone: “We are taking each game as a final because the points difference on the table is not that much so we will not take Labasa according to their current performance but we will see them as a threat to our chances of winning the national league,” revealed Rodu.
Labasa fans are not alone in this game, as Ba and Suva fans are also cheering for a Rewa defeat in this game. However cheering for a Rewa defeat is not enough: Ba and Suva do need to win this weekend. Current league champions Ba have a difficult clash against their rivals Lautoka at Fiji FA Academy and losing is not an option for them. The Men in Black will go all-out to grab all three points to stay alive in the title race.
Theoretically, Suva have an easier match this weekend as the Capital City Boys are going to face Navua at ANZ Stadium. However the team coached by Babs Khan can not underestimate their last league match against Navua was an 1-1 draw in February: “Navua is an unpredictable side who came in as underdogs and gave big teams some really hard time […] We are not taking them lightly,” stated Khan. It is important to remember that Navua will not count on veteran Seveci Rokotacala who was red carded last week which is a major blow for them. Anyway they need to work the extra mile to steal some points from Suva if they really want to stay in the major division of Fijian football.
After losing to Labasa by 2-0, Nasinu need to get back on track if they want to stay in the Premier League and now the team coached by Tagi Vonolagi has a very difficult challenge against Nadi at ANZ Stadium in Suva. Despite the loss to Rewa last week, Nadi are having a solid season and they are the favourites to win this clash, but they need to keep their eyes open otherwise they can be surprised by Nasinu.
You can check the current Vodafone Premier League standings, results and top scorers by clicking here. Oceania Football Center wish good luck to all eight teams.