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Former Star Goalie Coaches Babasiga Lions

Former Star Goalie Coaches Babasiga Lions
October 05
11:00 2017

Fiji Football Association’s North development officer Iosefo Vosaboto has been given the opportunity to guide the Babasiga Lions in defending the Courts Interdistrict Championship title.

Speaking to Fiji FA Media, the former star goalkeeper said he was blessed to coach the defending champions.

“I’ve been part of the Vodafone national team as goalkeeper and coaching a premier division is just a blessing for me,” he said.

Vosaboto said preparation is going well and players are looking forward to the start of the tournament.

“Our preparation is going very well with some new players and those from our youth team as well.

“We’ve four youth players training with the team and they’re gelling well with the senior players.”

Vosaboto said there was no difficulty in coaching Labasa team with the modern style of football.

“The boys are eager to learn as they all are very good footballers and I’m just working on their combination with the new players.”

The former national goalkeeper said defending the tournament would not be an easy task.

“This is because every team is preparing well and they’ve qualified coaches.”

He said they would do the best to defend the title and the players and officials are working very hard on it.

“We’ll do our best to defend our title as the morale in camp is high and the players are looking forward to the tournament,”Vosaboto added.

He reiterated that they would be taking each game at a time.

“We respect all teams and playing Ba in our first match will be tough but we’ll do our best to tackle them. We will not take Dreketi lightly in our second match and our third match is against Rewa and we know they are a very good team but we will do our best to beat them.”

Labasa have won the IDC four times and were runners-up three times. They first won the tournament in 1992 and again in 1994, 2011 and 2016.

The 2017 Courts IDC will be played at Churchill Park in Lautoka from October 10-15.

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