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Aust Coach Helps Rakiraki

Rakiraki will be looking to register their first win when they face Lautoka in the Vodafone Premier League at Churchill Park, Lautoka today. The side have brought in Sam Lal
30 Apr 2017 12:26
Aust Coach Helps Rakiraki
Vodafone Premier League

Rakiraki will be looking to register their first win when they face Lautoka in the Vodafone Premier League at Churchill Park, Lautoka today.

The side have brought in Sam Lal from the International Football Academy in Australia to be their technical coach.

Lal is here to prepare them against Lautoka and for the upcoming Vodafone Fiji FACT tournament.

Rakiraki Football Association president Shaneel Gounder said they were fortunate to have Lal who had shown interest in helping out the team.

“The boys have been in camp with our technical coach and they have been working together really well,” Gounder said.

“We did not ask for his help but he took the initiative to show his interest in helping us. He has brought in 10 cartons of training equipment which includes cones, balls, bibs and jerseys.

“We’re not paying him anything since he has come out on his own and will be with the team until Monday. The boys have been learning a lot from him and I’m sure that they will run out onto the field feeling more confident.

“We are in need of a point and we are hopeful that we can pull our first win against Lautoka which we know will not be easy. But Lal has brought some experience with him and he is passing it onto the boys, so we are preparing well.”

Gounder said going up against Lautoka would not be an easy task, especially in their home ground.

“Lautoka is always a good side and they have been doing very well in their games so it will be a challenge for us. One thing that we lack at the moment is fitness so we have been working on that.

“Regardless of what happens, we will be giving Lautoka a good run and we hope for a positive outcome.”

The match starts at 3pm.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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