Fiji loses opener

Kamal Swamy coached side conceded three goals in the half of the match but could not make a comeback in the second half as New Caledonia proved too strong for the Fijian. #Fiji was shocked with a screamer from Valentin Nykeine to give his side a lead in the 18th minute of the play. #On the 30th minute mark Valentin Nykeine scored his second goal of the match and extended New Caledonia’s lead against Fiji. #New Caledonia had a good outing in the match and got their third goal on board after Anthony Kai’s low shot straight into the back of the net. #The both sides could not score any goals in the second 45 minutes of play. Fiji faces host Vanuatu on Friday at 1.30pm (Fiji Time)#Starting line-ups: #Fiji: 1. Ratu YAVALA [GK], 2. Rupeni RABICI, 4. Suliano TAWANANAKORO 6. Maikeli KETEWAI, 7. Ravnit CHAND, 9. Shalvin SHARMA, 10. Iosefo VEREVOU (c), 11. Vishwa SHARMA, 12. Prashant SHARMA,14. Anusheel SINGH, 16. Mohammed MOBEEN#Substitutes: 3. Joseva KOROI, 5. Iliesa SMITH, 8. Kelvin NAIDU, 13. Raees RAFIQ, 15. Seremaia KOROI, 17. Mataiasi TOMA, 18. Jonetani NALULU BUKSH, 19. Sekove FINAU, 20. Misiwani NAIRUBE [GK]#Coach: Kamal SWAMY [FIJ]#New Caledonia: 1. Thomas SCHMIDT [GK], 2. Pierre BOANEMOA, 3. Yorick WAINEBENGO, 5. Didier SIMANE, 6. Jim OUKA, 8. Antony KAI, 9. Valentin NYKEINE [GK], 10. Mickael PARTODIKROMO (c), 12. Theo JALABERT, 15. Jacky WETEWEA, 16. Emmanuel CASE, #Substitutes: 4. Jean-Luc DECOIRE, 7. Roberto NEOERE, 11. Ben WAMOWE, 13. Brandon MEAOU, 14. Eugene SAKILIA, 17. Raymond XANATRE, 18. Erwan AUSSU, 19. Macinou WAMAI, 20. Jimmy WAHNAPO [GK]#Coach: Kamali FITIALEATA [NCL]# Fiji FA Media#

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