Labasa Team To Beat: Suva

They are preparing against a tough Labasa team in the second semifinal on Saturday.
03 Dec 2020 13:32
Labasa Team To Beat: Suva
Suva’s Isefo Verevou (right) with a Police player during a friendly match at Fiji FA ground on December 2,2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Galaxy Hotel and Apartments/Power Electric (NZ) Labasa team has always had the best crowd.

And Vinz Work Suva coach, Babs Khan, said they will have the home crowd advantage.

But Labasa has never won any game against Suva this year.

However, Khan said that was history.

They are preparing against a tough Labasa team in the second semifinal on Saturday.

“Labasa will be very hard to beat in their home ground,” he said.

“They play with a crowd to back them up.

“We saw how they played against Ba, they were really fired up.”

Asked if the weather is not in their favour come Saturday, Babs said: “We are preparing for the worst. It’s all about adapting to the situation, if you can adapt then you know, so be it.”

Suva players like goalkeeper Beniamino Mateinaqara and Christopher Wasasala missed Suva’s last pool game against Lautoka due to injuries.

Babs said the one week break was a great recovery for them.

“Beniamino Mateinaqara is back training, the rest are being assessed by the physiotherapists,” he said.

“We just working on player recovery at the moment and there is nothing else we can do.”

He said a friendly match with the Police team yesterday helped.


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