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Seniors Back For Ba

Seniors Back For Ba
Ba football side on April 30, 2018 in Tavua . Photo : Waisea Nasokia
May 01
11:08 2018

Senior players are expected beef up Ba’s team as they face Suva in the Vodafone Premier League match at the Ratu Ca­kobau Park in Nausori this Sunday.

Among them is left wing Meli Codro who missed out on the game against Tavua at Garvey Park on Sunday in which Ba won 4-2.

This was after he was red carded in the match against Labasa at Subrail Park last month.

He is expected to be joined by Saula Waqa, Samuela Nabenia and Manasa Nawaikula.

“We expect our senior players to return as playing Suva will be crucial,”Ba team man­ager Arvind Singh said.

“We need to work on our fitness as it was evident we lack in this area against Tavua.

Debutants Kini Mocelutu Madigi, son of former national striker Ravuama Madigi, and Simione Nabenu who have been part of the Ba U19 squad proved their worth.

“We are happy with how they played and we can expect more from them.

The other prominent players for the ‘Men in Black’ are Malakai Tiwa, Laisenia Raura, Junior Narendra Rao, Kishan Sami, Avinesh Warran Suwamy and Abbu Zahid.

Tavua aim to bounce back

The Shanti Saroj-coached Tavua football side aim to bounce back against Rewa on Sunday.

After going down 2-4 to Ba over the week­end, the side host the ‘Delta Tigers’ in the Vodafone Premier League 2018 at Garvey Park, Tavua.

“We need to work on our defence. Only the players who trained will be allowed to play,”Saroj said.

“Since we started training last week, we made is clear to all the players that only those who turned up will be given game time.”

The side will be banking on Niteshwar Red­dy, Vilitati Kautoga, Filimoni Naliva, Mana­sa Drua and Jovilisi Borisi

The Tavua – Rewa match kicks off at 3pm.

Senior League

Navua hosts Rakiraki in the Vodafone Sen­ior League 2018i at the Fiji FA Academy, in Suva at 1pm on Sunday.

Youth League

Suva play Rewa at 11am while Tailevu/Naitasiri take on Navua at 1pm.

Women League

The Vodafone Women Senior League final playoff is scheduled for Friday at the Fiji FA Academy, Suva where Ba play Tailevu/Naitasiri at 3pm.

On Saturday Suva face Labasa at 3pm and Labasa play Tailevu/Naitasiri on Sunday.

Edited by Osea Bola


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