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Labasa Assess Performance To Break Losing League Run

The Labasa football men’s team are using their bye this week in the Digicel Premier League competition to assess their past performance. It is also an opportunity for them to see what went wrong in their previous matches.
20 Mar 2022 10:40
Labasa Assess Performance To Break Losing League Run
Labasa striker Siotame Kubu falls to the ground during their Digicel Premier League clash against Nasinu on February 12, 2022. Labasa coach Ravneel Pratap is looking for a striker that could partner Christopher Wasasala in their clash against Suva, Photo: Leon Lord

Their bye this week is allowing Labasa time to assess their performance.

The Labasa football men’s team are using their bye this week in the Digicel Premier League competition to assess their past performance.

It is also an opportunity for them to see what went wrong in their previous matches.

Labasa sit at the bottom of the DPL standings with only two points from five games; they are the only team that is yet to register a win this season.

Babasiga Lions coach, Ravneel Pratap, said his players lacked commitment and this resulted in the side’s dismal outings against Navua and Nadroga where they lost 3-0 and 1-0 respectively.

Pratap is relieved with the engagement of technical advisor, Roneel Lal.

“Lal will provide the much needed coaching expertise and game management skills which will assist on get back on the track,” Pratap said.

“He has a wealth of coaching knowledge; he was on board when Labasa won the Inter-District Championship, in 2020,” he said.

Under Pratap’s leadership, Labasa won the Pillay Garments Champion vs Champion Series (CvC) against Suva, in 2021.

Blues next

He said while training the players have been psyched to focus on Lautoka which they will play next week.

“We cannot afford to drop any more points because we only have four games left against Lautoka, Nadi, Ba and Tailevu Naitasiri,” he said.

Pratap said on paper they were one of the best teams in the country, however, the side were unable to finish off goal scoring opportunities.

“I do understand the fans’ frustration with the results – Labasa is a top and competitive district but the results are affecting their status,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Fiji Football Facebook post says that the Labasa football Regional Club local league competition will kick off next month.

“This league would potentially provide a platform for Labasa to find talents to fill crucial positions in the team,” Pratap added.



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