SUVA is totally focused on today's big league showdown against Ba. The Whites travelled to the west yesterday and had some good news ahead of this afternoon's 3pm clash.
"Waisake (Navunigasau), who has been sick recently, has been passed fit to play," coach Gurjit Singh revealed last night.
Navunigasau will feature at right back and another doubtful starter, soldier Samuela Vula will play too.
Suva's only concern is the weather.
"We did not see the sun in Suva for almost a week. It has been raining almost the entire week and that hampered our training," Singh said.
"The heat will be a worry and hopefully it's overcast and not too hot tomorrow (today)."
The Whites last won the league in 1997. They are three points behind Ba with a protest pending against Savusavu, a game they had drawn. A win over Ba today and Labasa in their last game together with a positive news from the protest will give the Whites the Fiji Sun/G P Batteries-sponsored National Football League title.
"We are up for it and will give it our best shot," Singh said.
Ba will be without four key players. Sweeper Alvin Singh, dead-ball specialist Avinesh Waran Swamy, tough-tackling Manueli Kalou and midfielder Nimaia Tagi have been ruled out. Singh and Tagi are abroad while the other two have been suspended after collecting two yellow cards.
"We will be giving game time to some younger players," Ba manager Arvind Singh said.
Singh, one of the longest serving Ba football administrators, said they were confident of their chances.
"I do not see any reason why we will lose on our home ground," he said.
"Suva is a good team but we will be playing at home and like them we are equally focussed on winning the league title."
A Ba win at Govind Park will give them the league crown.