Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:33 PM on Thursday 24 April

/ Front page / Sport

Ba aims for 17th

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, January 28, 2013

BA is ready to rewrite history when they face Suva in the Pillay Garments Champion versus Champion decider at Churchill Park in Lautoka this afternoon.

The Men in Black have won the CVC title 16 times.

Ba goes into the match with the upper hand having defeated the Capital City side 1-0 in the first match of the series last month.

A draw in the fixture will hand Ba a record 17th CVC title.

Ba went down to Nadi 1-0 in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries fixture at Prince Charles Park on Saturday and this was widely expected as some key Ba players were missing from the starting line up against the Jetsetters.

Sharp shooter Avinesh Warran Suwamy and Mavileko Nakama started from the bench while striker Tuimasi Manuca was rested.

Coach Yogendra Dutt said this was not a ploy looking ahead to the CVC.

He said some senior players missed the training sessions due to work commitments.

"It was not a ploy to rest some players for the CVC," Dutt said.

"It was just the number of days that they turned up for training because of work commitments. So we had to try the other boys against Nadi."

"Ba is not immortal that they will be winning all the time. But the loss to Nadi does not mean that it is the end of the world. We are all human beings and this team has to lose one day. With every loss you get wiser. We will try to give our best shot against Suva."

Suva remains unbeaten in the NFL after three matches. The Whites have not won the CVC previously. The CVC clash will kickoff at 3pm.