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Coach Sami Warns Players

Labasa football coach Anand Sami has warned his players to pull up their socks or face the axe. The former national midfield wiz­ard told SUNsports that he was up­set with
31 Jan 2019 10:36
Coach Sami Warns Players
Labasa football team at Subrail Park on January 26, 2019. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

Labasa football coach Anand Sami has warned his players to pull up their socks or face the axe.

The former national midfield wiz­ard told SUNsports that he was up­set with the players’ performance during their clash against Ba in the Vodafone Premier League where they were held to a 1-1 draw.

Playing in front of their fans, La­basa missed numerous goal scoring chances which included a penalty.

“The players must understand that they are in this league to com­pete,” Sami said.

“Reviewing the last game’s result I found that players opted to play in­dividually and lost a lot of scoring opportunities.

“I can’t blame new players alone or the existing players because there is supposed to be a one team effect. Everyone needs to contribute.”

He said fitness was not a problem for them.

“We should have won the match as we had the home advantage and yet players missed those easy scoring chances.

“We have a match this weekend and unfortunately we’re battling against the wet weather and it has affected our preparations.

Team manager Nilesh Lal said through the Window Transfer which closes today they have five new players including two Solomon Islanders.

“We have a very good team and un­fortunately due to bad weather con­dition it is very difficult to conduct training sessions. At the moment we’ve 25 players.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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