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Ground Problem Hinders Labasa’s FACT Preps

The need to train on a proper ground has affected the Labasa football team’s preparations for the Digicel Fiji FACT tournament.
17 May 2022 17:40
Ground Problem Hinders Labasa’s FACT Preps
Rewa striker Samuela Nabenia controls the ball against Nadroga during their Digicel Premier League clash Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. Nabenia is one of Rewa’s trump cards in the Digicel Fiji FACT as they face Labasa in their group opener on Sunday. Photo: Leon Lord.

The need to train on a proper ground has affected the Labasa football team’s preparations for the Digicel Fiji FACT tournament.

This was highlighted by Labasa football coach, Ravneel Pratap.

Dubbed the Babasiga Lions, Labasa are at the bottom of the Digicel Premier League points table.

Pratap said they understood that their loyal fans are disappointed with the current record of losses.

“To make criticisms are easy, fans are forgetting that we do not have a proper ground to train. We approached many schools in the Labasa town area, if they could give us permission to use their ground for training, but no one supported us.”

He said the Labasa players have to travel to Bocalevu Muslim Primary School, which is outside of Labasa.

“This is time consuming and expensive in terms of travelling,” Pratap said.

Labasa play tournament favorites Rewa in their Group A opener at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on Sunday.

In an earlier interview Rewa coach, Rodicks Singh said they stand a good chance of winning the FACT title.

The Delta Tigers have talented players like Tevita Waranaivalu, Setareki Hughes, Kishan Sami, Abbu Zahid, Peniame Drova, Samuela Nabenia, Rusiate Matererega and the list goes on.



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