Friday, September 10, 2010

Players must stay focused: Leong

Amical manager, Andrew Leong wants his players must stay focus when they go into battle against  Tafea FC this Saturday for the TVL Cup final, and he is looking for another top performance from Fenedy Masauvakalo and Jack Whitney  in Saturday's final.


He made this statement to warn his players that Tafea will come back after they lost to them 4-2 in their pool game last week. "I trust Fenedy as the captain with my players but they must stay focus," said Andrew Leong.


Amical veteran striker Batram Suri has left the country to go back home to the Solomons after sustaining a knee injury, but all is not  loss as Amical have already recruited another Solomon Islands striker Gibson Daudau from the Solomon Warriors.


 "The final with the former champions Tafea FC has come at a right time for we will be using the game as a preparation for our O- League campaign and Tafea is a big test for us because they have the experience and we will use this opportunity to put to test all our players."Andrew added.


Amical FC has already released its possible lineup against Tafea in the TVL Cup final this weekend with Jack Whitney and Fenedy Masauvakalo up front, Stanley Waita, Dereck Malas , Gibson Daudau and Robert Yelou in the midfield and Nelson Sale, Richard Anisua, Paul and Selwin in the defense department and Ernest Bong as the first choice keeper.


On the other hand Tafea FC has not yet released their possible lineup but have revenge in their sight after going down 4-2 to Amical in the pool games and will not take the final lightly with their attacking style of football.


Tafea have their lethal weapon Francois Sakama to rely on up front.


Sakama has been in training with Amical for some weeks and there has been talks of a possible transfer but las weekend saw Sakama back with Tafea scoring a crucial goal in Tafea's 2-1 victory over Spirit 08.


Amical FC: Amical FC are likely to look to Dereck Malas  on the right flank to contribute his usual spark. Further forward, Fenedy Masauvakkalo and Jack Whitney has fired few goals in the competition this term and will be eager to score more goals in the final. TheSolomon Islander is likely to be partnered by Stanley Waita, with solid control move of Robert Yolou patrolling central midfield.

Tafea Coach: Robert Calvo is expected to employ a 4-4-2-1 formation for the final, showcasing Francois Sakama as sole striker. The Tafea FC coach is nonetheless a past master at defying expectations and could opt for an attacking configuration boasting five forwards or two banks of four players.

 TVL Cup grand final will kick off at 3pm this Saturday 11 September at the Port Vila Stadium. 


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