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Kautoga, Kubu Join Labasa

  Labasa have the players to deliver against Lautoka, Ba and Nasinu in the Courts Inter-District Championship at the ANZ Stadium, Suva next week. Labasa football team manager Nilesh Lal
29 Sep 2018 10:36
Kautoga, Kubu Join Labasa
Labasa Football team with head coach Johan Leewai (standing-left) during their training season at Subrail Park, Labasa on September 28, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

 

Labasa have the players to deliver against Lautoka, Ba and Nasinu in the Courts Inter-District Championship at the ANZ Stadium, Suva next week.

Labasa football team manager Nilesh Lal said the players are training daily with coach Johan Leewai at Subrail Park.

“We have two new players and we expect them to join us before we leave Labasa for Suva on Thursday,” Lal said.

“They are Vilitati Kautoga from Tavua and Siotame Kubu from Rewa.

“The only player from our team that applied to join Suva during the transfer window was Atonio Tuivuna.

“Like other teams in the Premier division, we are going in to win.

“The last time Labasa won the tournament was in 2016 under the leadership of coach Ronil Lal as they beat beat Ba 2-1 in the final.

“Our first match against Nasinu is crucial. They return to the Premier fold after five years and they have very good players.

“But out player to watch is Taniela Waqa.”

Labasa won the IDC four times in 1992, 1994, 2011 and 2016.

Nasinu battle Labasa at 3.30pm in the second match next Friday while at 1.30pm Rewa take on Tavua.

The official opening takes place at 5.30pm after which Suva play Nadi at 6pm.

The feature match of day one sees Ba face Lautoka at 8pm.

The pool matches will continue on October 6, 7 and take a break on October 8.

The semi-final take place on  October 9 (Tuesday) at 2.30pm and 5pm and the final will be played on the Fiji Day Public Holiday at 3pm on October 10 (Wednesday).

Feedback:  shratika.naidu@fijisun.com.fj

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