Nadi is not a very lucky team in Inter-District Championship (IDC). The Green Machine has reached the final of the tournament 24 times, but has only won six times. Now the team coached by Kamal Swamy is ready for another IDC and there is an important player that needs keep his good level to guide the team into the finals: Rusiate Matarerega.
Matarerega is the current top scorer of 2020 Vodafone Premier League – the top-tier league from Fiji – with seven goals in ten matches. The 27-year-old forward stepped up in the recent games as he scored four goals in the last four matches to lead his side in the league.
Head coach Kamal Swamy has to deal a huge problem in this tournament as veteran midfielder Avinesh Suwamy is injured which means that Matarerega’s role will be even bigger at IDC. It is important to point that there are many young players in Nadi’s squad that are going to play this tournament for the first time ever like Abhishek Prasad, Eshan Kumar, Ratu Mosese Nauci and Tevita Ravia who have recently attended Fiji U-19 Training Camp.
Matarerega and his teammates will debut in the tournament today against Ba at ANZ Stadium in Suva. You can check 2020 Inter-District Championship schedule by clicking here.