Football | SPORTS

Men In Black Eye Top League Spot

Ba had hammered the 10-man Navua 3-0 at the Churchill Park, Lautoka on Sunday, while league leaders Lautoka was edged 2-1 by Suva in the Battle of Cities at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.
08 Dec 2021 10:00
Men In Black Eye Top League Spot
Labasa’s Nemani Dolodai runs away from Nadi defender Serevi Waqa during their Digicel Premiere League match at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on December 6, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

With the Digicel Premier League title race open, the Ilimotama Jese captained Ba football side is confidentthat they will finish at the top.

The side travels to the Central division this weekend to face third-placed Rewa.

Ba Football Association Raynal Kumar did not mince his words when he said: “The Men in Black are chasing the title.”

Ba had hammered the 10-man Navua 3-0 at the Churchill Park, Lautoka on Sunday, while league leaders Lautoka was edged 2-1 by Suva in the Battle of Cities at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

 

Kumar said, “The league is still open after the Lautoka loss. There is still a chance and we are going after it.”

He added that despite the win against they still need to work hard to maintain their position.

“It was a good game and we managed to give a break to a few of the boys.”

 

“I think the factor 2here is that Navua was tired after their game on Friday.”

“We had missed a lot of goals in the first half, and finishing is the area of concern.”

“We have Rewa next.”

 

“We have to regroup and win the league.”

He added that Samuela Drudru will be available in their coming match, now that his double yellow card suspension is over.

“But this depends on how the other players are responding during training.”

 

Navua play Nadi next Minnows Navua side is struggling at the bottom of the points table five points behind Nadroga’s nine.

Navua coach Amit Prakash said, “We have two more games against Nadi and Nadroga.

“We have a lot of areas to work hard on.”

 

“We have been giving away easy goals.”

He said there were few controversial calls but the referee’s decision is final and they have learnt a lot in their 3-0 loss to Ba.

“Ba was a better side; but we are a small team out of all teams in the premier league.”

 

“It was tough to play two games; we only have a 20-player squad.”

“We are working hard to survive.”

“We will have to dig deep in our next game against Nadi.”

 

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