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Delta Tigers Welcome Tough FACT Pool

Rewa football coach Marika Rodu believes that being put in a tough pool only means that their players have to work harder if they are to win the Digicel Fiji FACT tournament.
20 May 2022 15:00
Delta Tigers Welcome Tough FACT Pool
Rewa striker Setareki Hughes (second from left) leads the players during training at the Fiji FA Academy ground in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Rewa football coach Marika Rodu be­lieves that being put in a tough pool only means that their players have to work harder if they are to win the Digi­cel Fiji FACT tournament.

Speaking to Fiji FA Media, Rodu said they are looking forward to play Nadi, Lautoka, Navua and Labasa.

Their campaign starts on Sunday when they take on Labasa at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

“I think our pool is a healthy one and we like the way it is,” Rodu told Fiji FA Media.

“All teams are equally strong,will make our players work harder.”

Labasa who are placed at the bottom of the Digicel Premier League have been fac­ing problems in obtaining a proper training ground.

Rewa football coach Marika Rodu. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Rewa football coach Marika Rodu.
Photo: Fiji FA Media

Dubbed the Babasiga Lions, they are re­nowned for being a tournament team.

Meanwhile, Nasinu’s coach Nathan Shi­vam is preparing well for their pool opener against Tailevu/Naitasiri on Sunday.

“It’s going to be a challenging match as we cannot underestimate any team because all every will come out prepared,” Shivam said.

Shivam is a strategic coach and will use his experience to organise his troops as they go out to do the impossible.

Tailevu/Naitasiri under former Rewa coach Nigel Khan have performed well during the DPL and will be out to continue their impressive run in the Fiji FACT.

Tailevu/Naitasiri will bank on the

services of experienced goalkeeper Simi­one Tamanisau, veteran defender Usaia Tadu and upcoming striker Epeli Valevou.

The grandstand ticket is $15 for adults and $8 for children Under-12 while the embank­ment ticket sold at $10 flat.

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