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Nadi Face Tailevu/Naitasiri

The Kamal Swamy-coached Shop N Save Nadi side will be out to end their 11 years winless jinx in the 2014 Courts Inter- District Championship at Prince Charles Park in
23 Sep 2014 12:37
Nadi Face Tailevu/Naitasiri
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The Kamal Swamy-coached Shop N Save Nadi side will be out to end their 11 years winless jinx in the 2014 Courts Inter- District Championship at Prince Charles Park in Nadi next month.

Team director Javed Ahmed said the Jetsetters regrouped yesterday to prepare for their first match against Tailevu/Naitasiri on October 4.

“This will be an exciting match for us playing Tailevu/Naitasiri,” said Ahmed.

“Hopefully we will all be fired up them as this will be the only match we play in front of our home fans.”

Nadi lost 2-1 in the final to Ba at Lautoka’s Churchill Park last year.

“We should have won last year and we plan to step up again this year,” Ahmed said.

“We will make sure nothing stops us from winning since we’ve not won the Courts IDC since 2002. We need to work on a few things especially the finishing.”

“We need to work on these areas which we have been working on throughout the season.”

Meanwhile, defender Ame Votoniu will miss out in this match after serving his second match of the two- match ban due to red card against Lautoka in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League last week.

Tailevu/Naitasiri returns to top flight competition for the first time since 1989 exchanging their spot with Navua.

Nadi have played in 22 Courts IDC finals and won six times while Tailevu/ Naitasiri was runner up in 1974 losing to Nadi 1-0 at Prince Charles Park. But  have made ripples in the premier division over the years.

Courts IDC fixtures:

2pm Labasa – Suva (P1);

Prince Charles Park, Nadi, 4pm Rewa – Nadroga (P2), 6pm Nadi – Tailevu/Naitasiri (P1);

October 5:  Churchill Park, Lautoka 3pm Ba – Lautoka (P2);  ANZ Stadium, Suva 9 October

1pm Ba – Nadroga (P2), 3pm Labasa – Tailevu/Naitasiri (P1), 5pm Official Opening, 5.30pm Rewa – Lautoka (P2), 7.30pm Suva – Nadi (P1)

October 10: 1pm Lautoka – Nadroga (P2), 3pm Suva – Tailevu Naitasiri (P1), 5pm Ba – Rewa (P2), 7pm Nadi vs. Labasa (P1)


Pool A: Nadogo, Savusavu, Rakiraki; Pool B: Bua, Taveuni, Tavua; Pool C: Dreketi, Northland Tailevu, Navua, Lami; Pool D: Seaqaqa, Vatukoula, Nasinu.

Buckhurst Park and Bidesi Park

October 9:  11.30am Nadogo – Savusavu, Rakiraki Pri – Lautoka Primary, 12.45pm Bua – Taveuni, Saraswati College – Vunimoli Islamia, 2pm Dreketi – Northland Tailevu, Navua Primary – Labasa Primary, 3.15pm Navua – Lami, Kamil College – Nadi College, 4.30pm Seaqaqa -Vatukoula,

October 10: 11am Nadi College – Vunimoli Islamia, Nadogo – Rakiraki, 12.15pm Dreketi – Navua, Rakiraki Pri – Labasa Primary, 1.30pm Kamil College –  Saraswati Col, Lami – Northland Tailevu, 2.45pm Bua – Tavua, Navua Primary – Lautoka Primary, 4pm Seaqaqa – Nasinu

October 11:  ANZ Stadium Buckhurst Park

10.30am Savusavu – Rakiraki, Labasa Primary – Lautoka Primary, 11.45am Taveuni – Tavua, Nadi College – Saraswati College, 1pm Navua – Northland Tailevu, Rakiraki Pri – Navua Primary, 2.15pm Lami – Dreketi, Kamil College – Vunimoli Islamia, 3.30pm Vatukoula – Nasinu.



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