NADROGA soccer assistant coach Waisea Tale Senior says his team is in a do or die situation in their game against Nadi today.
The Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League fixture will be Nadroga's second last attempt in a bid to qualify for the Battle of the Giants tournament.
The Coral Coast team is placed ninth on the points table with three points from eight games. Should they win today, they will get three points.
Their last attempt at qualification is a protest they have filed against Tavua and a ruling in their favour will take their tally to nine which will put them on seventh spot. Tale said his side needs to win the game to get the three crucial points they need to give them slim chances of making it to the top eight on the points table.
He said Nadi could not be taken lightly and so his players must play their hearts out to win the match.
"This is a do or die match for us," Tale said.
"Nadi are gunning to win the league and so they will not want to lose while we are struggling to qualify for the BOG so it's an important game for us," he said.
Tale has asked his players to change their attitude and give it their very best for the district. "Players don't have district pride like we used to back in our playing days.
"Back then when Abraham Watkins (Nadroga coach) and I used to play, we will not miss training and we will not miss an opportunity to play for our district because we were loyal and we respected the jersey we wore.
"But nowadays, players switch districts easily and I am sure if we don't qualify for the BOG, our players will use the next transfer window to go to a team which is in the tournament to play in the BOG."
He has asked the fans of Nadroga soccer to be present at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka to support his team.
"To the spectators, please come and cheer for the boys. They need your support and encouragement to motivate them tomorrow (today).
"With the home crowd behind them, I am sure they will do the district proud."
The Nadroga-Nadi match kicks-off at 7pm. Six teams have already qualified for the BOG with Navua (7 points), Tavua (8 points) and Nadroga (3 points) to fight out the remaining two places. Tavua has 11 points in total but only eight will count as the side has played an extra game from round two, a match they won against Savusavu.