SPORTS

Labasa Focus On Pool Games

"Team manager Nilesh Lal told SUNsports for this year this would the first time for Singh and Tikoimereke to play for Labasa."
02 May 2019 10:28
Labasa Focus On Pool Games
Former midfield wizard and Labasa football coach Anand Sami instructs the players during training at the Bucalevu Primary School ground on April 30, 2019. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Labasa football team officials are working hard to ensure they have a strong side for this weekend’s Vodafone

Fiji FACT tournament at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Dubbed the Babasiga Lions, they have been strengthened with the inclusion of striker Ravinesh

Karan Singh, Vuniuci Tikomaimereke and Asaeli Batikasa, a Year 13 student of Labasa College.

Team manager Nilesh Lal told SUNsports for this year this would the first time for Singh and Tikoimereke to play for Labasa.

“Former Labasa striker like Maciu Damudamu who is currently playing for Savusavu has joined the team to build on his fitness. He has been helping us during our training sessions,” Lal said.

“Former Labasa coach and teacher Ronil Lal has also joined the team to assist our coach

Anand Sami. We are training at Bucalevu Primary School ground.

“Our first aim is to get through the pool games as we will be facing tough matches against Lautoka, Tavua and Suva.

“While we are preparing strongly we urge people of Labasa to come forward to support us in Lautoka,” he added.

LABASA SQUAD

Akuila Mateisuva, Lino Iliesa, Ilaisa Nayasi, Sitiveni Rakai, Joseva Bolakievi, Dunstan Quanafia, Inia Vetaukula, Siotame Kubu, Lekima Gonerau, Mohammed Zaid, Ilisoni Lolaivalu, Ashnil Raju, Taniela Waqa, Akeimi Ralulu, Ilisoni Logaivou, Antonio Tuivuna, Vikranth Chandra, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Vuniuci Tikomaimereke, Iliesa Rabuka, Asaeli Batikasa.

FIJI FACT FIXTURES

Friday– 1.30pm Rewa v Nasinu, 3.30pm Labasa v Suva, 5.30pm Official opening, 6pm Lautoka v Tavua, 8pm Ba v Nadi

Saturday– 1pm Suva v Tavua, 3pm Rewa v Nadi, 5pm Ba v Nasinu, 7pm Lautoka v Labasa

Sunday– 11am Nasinu v Nadi, 1pm Labasa v Tavua, 3pm Rewa v Ba, 5pm Lautoka v Suva

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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