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Setback for Navua

Justine Mannan Suva Ahead of their Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League game against Rewa, Navua have been facing the problem of players hardly attending training. Coach Mohmmed Shafeel said
02 Aug 2014 08:31

Justine Mannan
Suva
Ahead of their Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League game against Rewa, Navua have been facing the problem of players hardly attending training.
Coach Mohmmed Shafeel said this has affected their performance during the league.
“At the moment, most of the players have been missing from training because some of them are not really committed and others are working,” he said.
“We played teams such as Nadi and the fitness level was not up to what we want it to be.”
Shafeel said despite some players not turning up, they still encourage them in order to improve their standing on the table as they are currently sitting in last place with four points.
“We can’t force them, so all we can do is encourage them and tell them to hold their district at heart, we don’t want to finish last, so we are taking each game as it comes.
“With the players only showing up in numbers nearing game day, we have short time to work on combinations and we are hoping that will be enough when we face Rewa.” he said.
While Navua struggle to get their team together, Rewa will be focusing on getting three points this weekend and hoping luck is on their side to clinch fourth place.
Rewa is currently in fifth place with 12 points and coach Marika Rodu said they were focusing on short term targets.
“Our short term target is to try to be in fourth place.” he said.
Rewa plays Navua at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori at 3pm on Sunday.
In the other matches on Sunday, Ba hosts Lautoka at Govind Park, Suva faces Labasa at ANZ Stadium.
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