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Pratap: We’ve To Compete

Nadi have already caused major shocks this season as they’ve de­feated Lautoka side 2-0 before edg­ing defending champions Suva 1-0 at home.
08 Apr 2021 09:38
Pratap: We’ve To Compete
Interim Labasa football coach Ravneel Pratap (left) and midfielder Ashnil Raju during training at Labasa Muslim Primary School ground on February 10, 2021. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Labasa football team are aiming to qualify for their first Oceania Federation Confederation (OFC) Champions League tournament this season.

The Babasiga Lions have regis­tered six points after the comple­tion of the fourth round of the Digicel Premier League. They are currently on fifth place in the standings.

The Lions are steadily making ground with only a single point separating them from the leading pack of Ba, Suva, Nadi and Lau­toka who are all sitting at seven points.

Labasa coach Ravneel Pratap said they were approaching each game at a time because all teams were very competitive.

“We need to be careful as the competition is very tough,” Pratap said.

On Sunday the northerners face Nadi at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Nadi have already caused major shocks this season as they’ve de­feated Lautoka side 2-0 before edg­ing defending champions Suva 1-0 at home.

However, Pratap said doing well in each game was vital for them maintaining a consistent perfor­mance during the competition.

“We need the full support of our fans because they provide the in­spiration for the players to per­form well every time we play,” Pratap said.

“The Easter break gave players enough time to relax and recover from a hectic period of games.”

Edited by Osea Bola



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