ARMY is wary of the Rika brothers in the Sarafui team ahead of their clash in the Suva Cricket Association (SCA) club competition semi-finals at Albert Park tomorrow.
The defending champions are the hot favourites to retain the title but team manager Akuila Nawai said the Rika brothers and Sarafui team manager/player Alex Konrote would be the force to reckon with in the decider.
Former Fiji skipper Joe Rika joined his brother Colin in Sarafui this year and many believe his inclusion helped the team reach the semi-final stage after a long time.
Nawai said the HMT-sponsored Army was not underestimating Sarafui especially after the latter's brilliant performance last season.
"We look forward to a tough game and hope Sarafui gives us stiff competition. In cricket anything can happen and we are not taking Sarafui lightly," he said.
Nawai said the team was focusing on getting the players' fitness back on top following a two-week break last month.
He said the players were given leave during the festive season and they resumed training from this week.
"The focus is on the basic skills of cricket. The main factor is fitness and we are hoping to improve it by Saturday," Nawai said.