RUTHLESS and fearless will be the key word in the Navua side when they run out against giants Ba in their opening Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National League game at Prince Charles Park in Nadi this afternoon.
New Navua coach Manoj Kumar said his players would need to be "ruthless" and "fearless" if they wanted to win against Ba.
"We will be tactical in our approach, defensively sound, stylish, ruthless going forward and fearless," Kumar said.
"That's the way you can beat Ba, and beat them we will."
While this will be Navua's first game in the league, Ba will be playing its third game.
Kumar said he had spoken to his players regarding the big match and how to treat the game.
"Records are only stats and are only as good as your last game," Kumar said of Ba's long reign as local soccer champions.
"They may have beaten Lautoka 6-0 and for their fans they (Ba) may be champions, but for me and my players they are nothing.
"They are the same team that lost 7-0 at home to the Blues a couple of years ago."
The performance of some of his new players during training has also impressed the former Navua goalkeeper.
"Our new players have been impressive during training and they're ready for the match."
Simione Domoni, a defender, and forward utility Sakenasa Qali are likely to make their debut in the red jersey today.
Former Navua reps Apisai Smith and Netani Doli are expected to add strength to the side after joining the team this year.
Kumar was also happy that they will play their first game under female referee Finau Vulivuli.
"It's nice to have this lady from Vanua Levu in charge. She's a top referee, better than many male officials," Kumar said.
In the second game at Prince Charles Park hosts Nadi take on Rewa.
Other games this weekend
Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka
Nadroga- Labasa 1:30pm; Lautoka- Savusavu 3:30pm
Churchill Park, Lautoka
Nadroga- Savusavu 1:30pm; Lautoka- Labasa 3:30pm