Labasa misses out

LABASA’s hope of playing in the O’League competition was dashed after their nil-all draw against Nadi during the Skipper Tuna national league game at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on Monday night.

With Labasa out, the fight is between Ba and Nadi to battle for the remaining one spot and join Suva for the O’League.

Nadi must beat Lautoka and hopes for Suva to beat Ba to secure its spot while Ba needs a win against Suva to qualify.

National league secretary Amitesh Pal said the last round of competition would be exciting as all teams were desperate to win.

He said Labasa had missed out its chances and the onus was on Nadi and Ba.

“This year’s competition has been a success and highly competitive,” said Pal.

“It is interesting to see that the O’League spots will be determined in the last round of games.

“The challenge now is for Ba and Nadi to reclaim its spot in the competition.”

Pal also commended the Capital City boys for their consistent performance throughout.

“To win the competition you need to be consistent and Suva did just that,” he said.

“But again the side is faced with a huge challenge of tackling the best from the Oceania in the O’League games.

“It is going to be a good exposure for the players.”

Meanwhile, for this weekend’s feature game Nadi will host Lautoka at Prince Charles Park tomorrow night while Suva will travel to Ba on Saturday.