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Don’t Count Us Out: Nadroga

The Coastal Central Nadroga soccer side says it’s too early to count them out of contention for a semifinal spot in the 2015 Vodafone Fijian FACT. The comment came from
06 May 2015 09:33
Don’t Count Us Out: Nadroga

The Coastal Central Nadroga soccer side says it’s too early to count them out of contention for a semifinal spot in the 2015 Vodafone Fijian FACT.

The comment came from Nadroga’s assistant coach, Ramesh Sharma, as the side prepares for the tournament proper at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park later this week. Nadroga lost 0-4 to defending champions Chicken Express Nadi in the opening pool B match in Ba last Sunday.

Nadroga take on eight-time winner 4R Electrical Ba in their second pool match at Prince Charles Park this Thursday.

“We still have two matches remaining and we are working on strategy for Ba,” said Sharma.

“We had chances, but we did not score. We have to work on our finishing, which has been a big problem for the team this season.”

Sharma says the team with good finishing will come out victorious.

“We always do better in the first half, but fall back in the second spell. We have to change the mentality of the players and we cannot afford not to finish well,” he said.

Defender Krishneel Dutt will still miss this match while midfielder Gerrard Voi is expected to return from suspension alongside striker Anish Khem, Tomasi Tuicakau, Don Raj, Epeli Leiroti and Abdul Moshim.

Defender Apisalome Turuva, Ben Rokobavu (goalkeeper) are expected to be retain their spots in the first line-up.

Nadroga last won the FACT title in 2001. They first won the tournament in 1993 after its inception in 1991.

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