Labasa Coach Wary Of Nadi Strikers

We need to be defensively strong and focused as Nadi have very dangerous midfielders and strikers
10 Apr 2021 13:57
Labasa Coach Wary Of Nadi Strikers
Nadi striker Sakaraia Naisua (left) in an aerial battle with veteran Suva defender Remueru Tekiata during the Digicel Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, on March 28, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The Labasa football players are confident of continuing their winning momentum heading into the fifth round of the Digicel Premier League, this weekend.

The Babasiga Lions travel to Prince Charles Park to face Nadi on Sunday.

After beating newly Nadroga 1-0 last Saturday, Labasa are hopeful of finding that form in Nadi.

Labasa coach, Ravneel Pratap said, Nadi have a lethal attacking system as they’ve scored six goals in the competition.

“Nadi have topped the competition goal scoring list with Ba,” he said.

The Shalen Lal- coached Nadi saide have prolific goal scorers like Rusiate Matererega, Napolioni Qasevakatini, Josua Tawake and now Sakaraia Naisua.

Pratap said Nadi have been playing consistently as they have recorded back-to-back wins.

“We need to be defensively strong and focused as Nadi have very dangerous midfielders and strikers,” Pratap said.

“So far we don’t have any injuries heading into the match.”

He said the Easter break gave player’s time to relax and recover from the hectic DPL schedule.

However, Pratap said they had to check on the players that participated in the religious tournament during the Easter break.

He confirmed that stylish midfielder Ashnil Raju returns to the team after serving his one-game ban.

Meanwhile, the Rewa and Nadroga clash to be played in Nausori on Sunday has been moved to Churchill Park in Lautoka.

This was confirmed yesterday by the Fiji Football Association.

The clash gets underway at 2pm followed by the Suva, Lautoka showdown at 4pm.

At Uprising Sports Complex in Pacific Harbour, Navua host Ba at 3pm tomorrow.



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