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Savusavu faces uphill battle against Ba

Arin Kumar
Thursday, February 21, 2013

SAVUSAVU needs to win one of their two matches this weekend to move up a spot in the National Football League points table.

They are currently placed ninth with only two points from five games and are scheduled to face Ba and Tavua respectively on Saturday and Sunday in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries-sponsored competition.

A win in either match would see them swap places with eighth-placed Nadroga who have six points and are on a bye this weekend.

Savusavu Football Association vice president Gopendra Narayan said they were aiming to return home with four points this weekend. He said players were focused on the task and eager to take the field at Subrail Park in Labasa.

"We are aiming to draw with Ba and win over Tavua," Narayan said.

"Ba are a champion side and will be very hard to beat so we will do our best against them and more importantly we will use that match as a build-up for Tavua whom we know we can beat," he said.

He said the only player omission from their side was Akuila Bulilewa who had moved to Suva.

"The rest of the players are coming for training and looking forward to this weekend's games.

"We have stressed to the players on the need to score goals and then defend well because we can't win if we don't score goals."

Narayan has called on soccer supporters in the north to be at Subrail Park to watch exciting football.

"We will give soccer fans something to cheer about this weekend and so we need them to come and watch the games as the gate-takings will help us with our travelling costs between Labasa and Savusavu," he said.


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