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His return would have been viewed with some degree of worry in the Rewa camp.
The return of prolific forward Benjamin Totori should be a cause for celebration for Lautoka fans – and a cause for concern for their opponents.
The Westerners host Rewa today at Churchill Park in a match of little importance, having already qualified for the semifinals of the INKK Mobil Battle of the Giants.
Totori’s return will bring experience and agency to a team already playing at a high level and on course to win their first title of the 2019 football season.
The Solomon Island international will likely replace the young Samuela Gavo, who has shown glimpses of his talent, but hasn’t done enough to keep Totori on the bench. His return would have been viewed with some degree of worry in the Rewa camp. The southerners need a big win to stay alive in the tournament and their job just got harder.
Totori’s inclusion should inject some freshness into Lautoka’s attack and reduce the burden on
The former Wellington Phoenix striker’s knack to drift back into midfield and start attacks will give Lautoka another outlet going forward.
Rewa’s chances of progress will, to some extent, hinge on their strategy to neutralise Totori’s threat, while being clinical in front of the goal. Tactically, coach Pita Rabo will need his team to play an almost perfect match.
It’s hard to see the Delta Tigers getting a result any other way; such is the strength of this Lautoka team.
fj shel[email protected]jisun.com. Solomon Islander Benjamin Totori (fourth from left) celebrates with his Blues teammates.