The twelfth matchweek of Vodafone Premier League – the top tier football league from Fiji – was contested this weekend in the country. What appeared to be another matchweek, turned out to be a huge turnaround in the season with two matches to go.
As it was previously reported, Labasa have beaten Lautoka by 2-0 with goals scored by Ilisoni Lolaivalu and Akeimi Ralulu to escape from relegation while the Bluez still have mathematical chances of being relegated. This result was certainly the least abnormal this weekend.
In the second match of the weekend, Nadi visited Ba at Fiji FA Academy and grabbed three important points to stay alive in the title race. The only goal of the match was scored by the powerful forward Rusiate Matarerega. It is important to point that the Men in Black did not count on Isikeli Sevanaia and Misiwani Nairube, their two main goalkeepers. Sitiveni Matalaba was the starting goalkeeper in this match.
The biggest upset of the weekend took place at Uprising Resort Ground where Navua have beaten Rewa by 2-0 with goals scored by Suliano Doli and Apisai Smith. With this result, Navua left the relegation zone while Rewa are not on top of the table anymore.
Talking about being on top of the table, Suva are the new league leaders. The Capital City Boys have smashed Nasinu by 5-0 to place the Giant Killers on bottom of the table. Christopher Wasasala and Sairusi Nalaubu scored twice each as Iosefo Verevou scored his first goal in the season. With these two goals, Nalaubu took the lead of the Golden Boot Race with nine goals.
There is a lot to happen in these two final matchweeks, like the clash between Rewa and Suva next weekend. Fijian football fans must wait a thrilling end season finale in the national league. You can check Vodafone Premier League standings, results and top scorers by clicking here.