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Nadi aims for top spot

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, January 25, 2013

NADI is eyeing a win over Ba on home soil tomorrow in a bid to move to the top of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League points table.

Nadi and Ba are both unbeaten in the competition but the Men in Black have won all their three games while the Jetsetters have two wins and a draw.

Veteran Ratu Veresa Toma is the only player who missed training through injury this week.

Nadi team manager Kamlesh Sami said they had two training sessions daily from Monday to lift the fitness level of the players.

He said fitness was a major factor in previous games.

"To topple a team like Ba you have to be very fit," Sami said.

"The boys will have to concentrate for the duration of the game. They will need to have that never say die attitude."

"Our aim is to beat Ba and if we do that then we will go to the top of the points table."

Nadi failed to beat Ba during the NFL last season. The side lost both matches going down 1-0 and 3-2.

Labasa recruit Ajesh Narayan is expected to make the starting line-up. He came off the bench late in the game against Rewa last Saturday.

"We expect a big turnout for the game," Sami said.

"The early game between Suva and Rewa will also be interesting as teams are fighting to stay in the top eight."

The matches at Prince Charles Park tomorrow will kick off at 11.30am with the Under-21 match between Ba and Nadi. This will be followed by the Rewa versus Suva fixture at 1.30pm and the Ba versus Nadi clash at 3.30pm.


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