SPORTS

Rewa Call For Support

The Vodafone Premier League (VPL) gets underway on Sunday with Rewa taking on Ba in the feature match of the weekend’s. And already excitement is running high in the Delta
29 Mar 2016 13:34
Rewa Call For Support
fijisun.com.fj

The Vodafone Premier League (VPL) gets underway on Sunday with Rewa taking on Ba in the feature match of the weekend’s. And already excitement is running high in the Delta Tigers’ camp as they anticipate a thrilling showdown against the giants of Fiji football.

According to a Rewa senior official, Ba is now top of their agenda as they aim to improve on their performance in the VPL as they target for the two top spots.

“We finished third last year and this time we want to improve on that,” Rewa team director Mohinesh Prasad said yesterday.

 

Prasad said while they are happy that the VPL has resumed, it would not be an easy task.

“We are thrilled that the games are starting again and everything is getting back to normal as the players are looking forward to their first game. It is going to be a tough game though given that it will be against Ba. They are really a good team as they have really good players on their side. But we have had a few warm-up games and hopefully that has prepared the players for our game on Sunday.”

With the close of the Fiji Football Association’s player transfer window last week Sunday, Rewa would be missing the services of striker Setareki Hughes who has moved to Suva.

However, Prasad said they had implemented a strategy of rotating players, which has caused them less worry on who would be replacing players who have or want to leave.

“We have been rotating our players for awhile now and the reason we do that is that all our players know how to play in at least two positions. We don’t want to be dependent on players for certain roles because players come and go so it is our job to make sure we have suitable replacements for these players,” he explained.

“Seta (Hughes) was brought up in Rewa so we know him. We know what a good player he is and his value in the team but at the same time we have four or five capable players who will be able to replace him.”

Prasad has called fans to come out in numbers to support the team as a win in every game is crucial for them.

“We as a club, as managers and coaches we do our part which is preparing the team for a game, so I want the fans to do their part and come out in numbers. It has been a while since we played in our home ground and it would be nice to see the fans come out in numbers and make the Ba team feel that they are in Nausori. Fans don’t realise how much their cheers and presence boost the players.”

Rewa take on Ba at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori at 3pm while the same day Lautoka face Nadroga at Prince Charles Park, Nadi at 3pm.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fijisun E-edition
Total Excellium
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper