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Making It All Way The Way

  Naitasiri are ready for the tough challenge against defending Skipper Cup champions Nadroga in the semifinal at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, 3pm  Saturday. Thrashing Tailevu 68-26 over the weekend has
26 Jul 2016 10:12
Making It All Way The Way
Naitasiri coach Reverend Joji Rinakama.

 

Naitasiri are ready for the tough challenge against defending Skipper Cup champions Nadroga in the semifinal at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, 3pm  Saturday.

Thrashing Tailevu 68-26 over the weekend has boosted the team with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Coach Reverend Joji Rinakama said the goal was to reach the semifinals and eventually the finals.

“It has been our plan from the start to reach up to the point where we’re now and that is obviously something every team wants to do,” Rinakama said.

“But to actually fulfill that target is a different story all together because these competitions are not easy.

“So far I’m happy with the progress in the competition and what they have done to reach this level and I know they are happy too.

“The onus is on us now to make sure we make it all the way.”

While it is one thing to set a specific goal, it is another to carry out those goals, especially when playing against the defending champions, said Rinakama.

“All I can say is that we are ready for our battle against Nadroga, with the hard work and training we have been doing I have confidence in the boys,” he said.

“I’ve told the boys over and over again that nothing is impossible, we may be facing Nadroga who are a good team but that doesn’t mean we cannot win.

“It all comes down to preparation and those teams who can deliver on the day and do everything right, that is the team that is going to win, so we need to play our cards right.

“Whatever happens, I am proud of the boys.”

Rinakama said there have been some minor injuries but they should all fully recover before game day.

The Nadroga U20  play Macuata at 1pm.

Edited by Osea Bola

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