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Digicel Fiji Kulas through to the final of OFC Women’s Nations Cup

Digicel Fiji Kulas through to the final of OFC Women’s Nations Cup

By Krishneel Nair
Wednesday 27/07/2022
[Photo: Fiji-FA]

The Digicel Fiji Kulas outclassed Solomon Islands 3-1 in a physical encounter in the OFC Women’s Nations Cup and secured a spot in the grand final at 7pm this Saturday at the HFC Bank Stadium.

The Kulas will play Papua New Guinea who defeated Samoa 3-0 in the first semi-final.

Solomon Islands took the lead after captain Ileen Pegi successfully finished off a penalty.

Three time player of the match, Cema Nasau proved too strong for the Solomons defence as she scored twice in the first 30 minutes to put Fiji up by 2-1.

Fiji led at half time.

Luisa Tamanitoakula scored the only goal in the second half to seal the win for Fiji.

An emotional Nasau says she dedicates the game to her father.

She also thanked all the fans who watched her this evening.

Samoa will take on the Solomon Islands for the third place playoff at 4pm Saturday.

FULL TIME | The Digicel Kulas outclass Solomon Islands and secures a spot in the grand final at 7pm this Saturday.

90' 4 minutes of play added

85' Dangerous play by Solomon Islands, Fiji with a free kick

83' Luisa Tamanitoakula punishes the Solomon defence with the third goal for Fiji. Fiji 3 - 1 Solomon Islands

80' Cross kick fom Rekha wasn't captilised by Volitikoro

79' Lovely attempt on the goal by Volitikoro, stopped by Solomon Islands goalkeeper

77' Likuculacula to be replaced by Tamanitoakula

73' Nasaus cross headed by Volitikoro goes over the crossbar

71' Free kick to FIji.

65' Attacking play by Volitikoro, ball goes out of play

64' Racea fouls, Solomon Island with a free kick

59' Trina Davis repplaced by Volitikoro

57' Bakaniceva comes on the field of play for Fiji

55' Solomon Islands with a counter attack, Fiji clears the ball

53' A beautiful shot by Diyalowai goes wide.

52' Nasaus free kick goes over the cross bar

51' Foul on Tora just outside the 18 yard box, Fiji with a free kick

49' Foul on Ranadi, Fiji with a free kick

SECOND HALF | We are now into the next 45 minutes with the Digicel Kulas leading by 2-1.

Half Time

43' Foul by Fiji, Solomon Island with a free kick

40' foul on Koleta, Fiji with a free kick

34' A powerful shot by Vanisha Kumar misses target.

28' A professioanl combination of one touch passes between Likuculacula and Nasau led Cema Nasau to find the back of the net Fiji 2.

22' Shot goes out of field, Goal kick to Fiji.

24' Free kick to Solomon Islands outside the penalty box.

23' Sofi Diyalowai with a long shot, stopped by keeper.

22' foul on Fiji. Fiji with a free kick.

21'Solomon Islands with a corner, cleared by Fiji.

20'Miscommunication from Fiji could have cost them a goal. Ball went out of play.


14' GOAL! Cema Nasau finds the equalizer, sending the fans into frenzy. FIJI 1-1 SOLOMON ISLANDS

11' GOAL! Solomon Islands take the lead after captain Ileen Pegi successfully finishes off a penalty.

First half currently underway.

3'A direct shot at the goal. Solomon islands keeper manages to stop

1'Kicked off

START LIST | This is how the Digicel Kulas will take field tonight!


WARM UP | The Digicel Kulas warming up before their semifinal clash against the Solomon Islands this evening at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.


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