Labasa To Work On Discipline, Says Pratap

Tension in last week’s game against Suva saw players’ indisci­pline with three red cards.
15 Dec 2021 15:52
 Labasa To Work On Discipline, Says Pratap
Suva goalkeeper, Emori Ragata, tries to save a goal attempt from Labasa during their Digicel Premier League match at the ANZ Stadium on December 12, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

The Babasiga Lions will need to work on their discipline despite their 1-0 win against Suva last Friday.

Coach Ravneel Pratap said they had two crucial matches against Ba and Lautoka on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Tension in last week’s game against Suva saw players’ indisci­pline with three red cards.

Red carded were Suva duo; Christopher Wasasala and Filipe Baravilala and Labasa’s Ilisoni Logaivau.

However Pratap commended his side for the four points won which placed them fourth on the table; a point away from the capital side.

“Hats off to my boys, playing two games are really tough especially travelling away from home,” he said.

“Some of them played like real lion warrior- they were injured but when they went there they gave their 100 per cent as if they had nothing to lose.

“We lacked discipline and in that case will have to talk to my boys about that.

“But then it is part of the game, tension will always be there when both the teams are in contention to go up in the league.

“Lautoka and Ba next, we need to step up from where we have left, playing away from home in the West it will be tough for us.

“We have to be prepared in every way.”

Tailevu/Naitasiri promoted

Tailevu/Naitasiri will play in the Digicel Premier League next sea­son.

Their automatic promotion fol­lowed after the Northern teams have declared not to play home and away matches.

It was confirmed in Fiji FA’s 83rd Ordinary Congress last weekend in Lautoka.

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said the champions of Digicel Sen­ior League would get direct pro­motion to the top division.

“Well the rule remains and the northern team do not want to play we cannot deprive Tailevu Naita­siri as well so they will get the chance to rub their shoulders with other giants of the Fiji Football, “said Patel

“Actually the winners from Viti Levu and Vanua Levu in Digicel Senior League were to feature on a home and away basis to qualify but congratulation to Tailevu Naitsiri as they deserve the pro­motion for their hard work for the season.”

The replacement will be decided this weekend when Nadroga and Navua will battle at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.

Navua will need two clear goals to survive in the premier division while Nadroga needs a draw.




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