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Suva Coach Wary Of Babasiga Lions

Finance Pacific Suva football coach Gurjit Singh has admitted that the 2016 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) will be tough for them. And the no-nonsense coach says, the battle will
05 Oct 2016 11:00
Suva Coach Wary Of Babasiga Lions
Suva goal keeper Alferreti Baleiloa tries to stop Setareki Hughes as Peter Rabo looks on during training. The side will play Labasa during IDC day one later today. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Finance Pacific Suva football coach Gurjit Singh has admitted that the 2016 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) will be tough for them. And the no-nonsense coach says, the battle will start tonight at 7.30pm in their opening clash against the Babasiga Lions.

Suva will be looking to redeem themselves against the Propeller Shaft Services backed Labasa side who thrashed them 3-0 last weekend in the Vodafone Premier League.

Singh said the battle would be tough for him going up against teams who have been strengthened by new players that have been taken in during the transfer window.

“The boys still have a lot of work to do before our first game so I hope they come together when it matters the most,” Singh said.

“It will be a very tough for us. There are lots of top teams with a lot of good players so it will be difficult for us to maintain the top spot. We have Ravnesh Karan Singh who is the new inclusion in the team. He used to play for us and so it will be good to have him back. Labasa is obviously going to be a tough team. They have a young team and we will see what our boys can do.”

While Jale Dreloa is back in the team, Singh says, he is not sure if he will be able to give him any game time.

“I cannot assure you that Jale will play a game because fitness is a major problem with him since he has not been training with us for almost two to three weeks. We do not know if he is fit, it is good that he is back but there is a big question mark on whether he will play or not. But as I always say anything can happen in the field of soccer though we know most good players will be so we will see.

“We are playing in our home ground so it is always a tough battle for us to win in our ground and we will put in our best.”

The only player who will not be featuring is Kaliova Tivulu who got injured against Labasa last week.

“We want him to fully recover so there is another question mark in regards to whether we will field him for any games in the tournament.” Singh added.



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