Force Coach Wary Of Zeniths
Suva’s Capital Force will be expecting a different Western Zeniths side when they face-off in the final of the Digicel Punjas Netball Super League on Saturday at the National Netball Centre in Suva.
Force coach Gabriel Qoro said yesterday that although they have beaten Zeniths in the pool stages, they are expecting a different side in the final.
“Now that we are heading into the final, it is a different ball game for all the teams who will be taking part,” Qoro said.
“We know that Western Zeniths will be a different team altogether, they have seen how we have played during the pool stages and know what we are about. We will be expecting them to counter our plays and come back stronger so it will not be a walk in the park for us and we are definitely not taking them lightly.”
Having a team mixed with young and experienced players, Qoro says, they have worked out their weaknesses and plan to take it up a notch when they run out onto the court.
“I think the only weakness that I have noticed among my girls is on the young ones and how they start of slow. We need to work on the ability of our young players to work together, they need to pick up their game in the beginning of a game.
“What I have noticed is that they start of slow and then pick up later in the game, we cannot afford to be doing that. The team needs to start strong and then continue that momentum throughout the game and that is what we will be working on this week.”
Qoro believes the Super League this year is more competitive with the national Under-20 and national reps being split into different districts.
The level of competition has really stepped-up and has been really good this year. With the Under-20 and national reps being decentralised and put into different teams, I think that offers a sense of competition among all teams and not just a select few. I really would like to invite all the Suva supporters to show up in numbers and support the teams this weekend.”
Edited by Leone Cabenatabua