The Optibet Virsliga season is in full swing. The first round of the championship has just ended, and our results have varied. In addition to those who represent our Valmiera FC and Valmiera FC/VSS colors on a daily basis, there are also several of our young players who represent other teams. On the basis of rental rights, three of our players have started this season here, in the Virsliga championship, representing the colors of SK Super Nova Salaspils. At the same time, two of our legionnaires have gone to show themselves to the wider world and are demonstrating their abilities in Poland.
SK Super Nova Salaspils – today’s opponent is in the penultimate, ninth position after the first round of the championship. How are our guys doing on this team?
Striker Kristians Kauselis supported the attack of the Tukums 2000/Telms team last season, but this season it is his duty to demonstrate his ability in the ranks of Super Nova. In the first round, he played in eight matches, playing 342 minutes. He scored his only goal so far in the team’s 2-0 victory against the Tukums team, in this match the twenty-year-old player also had an assist. In the starting 11 of Super Nova, he went on the pitch in three duels.
Left-defender Olgerds Rascevskis spent the 2022 season representing the Valmiera FC/VSS team. In the new 2023 season, he played six games for SK Super Nova, starting five of them in the team’s starting lineup. In total, he spent 480 minutes on the pitch.
Striker Kristers Lusins also spent the previous season in Valmiera FC/VSS, where he was one of the team’s leaders. In the ranks of Super Nova, this year the player is playing in an unusual position – a supporting midfielder. This season, he played in eight games, starting seven of them in the team’s starting lineup. He has 602 minutes.
Our reactive Colombian Camilo Mena went to show his ability in Poland. There, our attacking midfielder represents the top-league club Jagiellonia. After healing the injury, the 20-year-old player played in four games, playing 112 minutes. During this period, his team managed to win three games, losing once. On April 21, Mena started the match against Vistula in the team’s starting lineup but was replaced in the 55th minute, in this match his team won 4:2. After 30 rounds, Jagiellonia is in the middle of the table – in eighth place, in the competition of 18 teams.
Ukrainian defender Roman Jakuba also went to Poland, where he represents the Puszcza Niepolomice team, which plays according to strength in the 2nd league and is fighting for a ticket to the highest level of national football. With this team, one of the cornerstones of our championship defense went through a decent training cycle, becoming a regular player in the process. So far, the 22-year-old young player has played in 11 championship games, playing 10 of them from the start to the final whistle, accumulating a total of 911 minutes on the pitch. After 29 games played, his team is in fifth place.
We wish the representatives of our club to continue to fight, demonstrate their best performance, and please the fans of both our and the teams they represent. We will continue to follow and support them every step of the way. Valmiera above everything!