Lack of concentration blew Nadroga’s chances of upsetting favourites Ba in the Vodafone Fiji FACT at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.
So says team coach Ramesh Sharma who added the lackluster performance in the second half was their downfall.
Nadroga displayed an outstanding display of football in the first half and proved lethal in the counter attacks but was unlucky not to score.
“I think lack of concentration in the defence has cost us the game plus Ba has proved they are a better team,” Sharma said.
“They have the experience in their side with good players who possess good soccer skills and that proved vital for them in the second half.”
Sharma said they should have taken the chances they had.
“I think if we had taken our chances, we would have scored few goals but we didn’t,” he said.
“But now the focus is on Suva who we play next. We are definitely under pressure, if we want to stay in contention to reach the knockout stages, we have to win.”
Ba coach Yogendra Dutt said the message at the break was to play constructive football.
“We saw we needed to play football instead of all those long balls and we cut those things in the second half to get the needed goals and the points.”
– FIJI TIMES
|Group A||16 Jun||14:00||Nadroga||0 vs 0||Suva||ANZ Stadium 1|
|Group A||16 Jun||16:00||Labasa||0 vs 0||Ba||ANZ|