Football

Ba Football Boss Wary Of Stallions

“There are few areas we’ve identified, which we will need to work on. Nadroga will be coming out firing and we should be ready for them
09 Nov 2021 13:22
Ba Football Boss Wary Of Stallions
Ba Soccer Team

Despite their 3-0 win over Nadi, Ba footballers are wary of Nadroga who they play in this weekend’s Digicel Premier League clash.

Ba Football Association president Rynal Kumar expects the Stallions to come out firing.

“The game plan for Nadroga will be different,” Kumar said.

“There are few areas we’ve identified, which we will need to work on. Nadroga will be coming out firing and we should be ready for them,” he said.

Nadroga have beaten Navua 2-1 and drew with Suva 2-2 on Sunday. The Stallions were leading Suva 2-1 but a lapse of concentration among their defenders enabled Suva’s Waisake Navunigasau to nod in the equaliser.

Former Ba coach Kamal Swamy is now leading the Stallions who have a few former Ba players in their line-up as well.

Meanwhile Kumar has singled out 17-year-old, Nabil Begg for his performance.

Begg came in as a replacement towards  the end of the first half to head in their second goal against Nadi.

Not only that, Begg dribbled his way past the Nadi defenders only to be fouled in the box, which enabled Emosi Navaba to score from the penalty box.

“Begg is a crowd pleaser. The boy has a bright future and a long way to go,” Kumar added.

Kumar said he was happy with Begg’s performance.

“It was a very exciting match. We were really happy with the three points we got,” he added.

 

Fitness check for Nadi defenders

Fitness is an area the Nadi Football coach Shalen Lal wants to focus on before this weekend’s Digicel Premier League clash against Lautoka.

The Blues have opened up a six-point lead on the DPL after wins over Navua and Rewa.

The Imdad Ali- coached Lautoka side walloped Rewa 3-0 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Sunday.

Lal said he was not happy with Nadi’s 3-0 loss to Ba.

“We need to work on our fitness level especially the defenders before we face Lautoka this weekend,” Lal said.

“This is not the end of the league competition and we will see how we can prepare well for our next game.

“We need to work on our backline, their fitness. Now there is more pressure on us as we’ve dropped in our standing on the points table.

“We know that Lautoka is a champion side but we will give it our best,” Lal added.

 

 

 

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