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Enter the Lion's den

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE Navua soccer team has praised the performance of the Labasa soccer team following their 2-1 Fiji Sun/ GP Batteries National Football League victory over Ba last Sunday.

Going head-to-head with the Babasiga Lions and Savusavu in this week's fixtures, the Navua team management is full of praise for the northern teams.

Coach Manoj Kumar said Labasa had a good mix of youth and experienced players. He said Kavaia Rawaqa, Ilisoni Logaivau and Taione Kerevanua were instrumental for Labasa.

He said the three players had matured after graduating through the ranks.

"I wasn't surprised by Labasa's win over Ba. The Lions are a very good side, well balanced with some experienced guys like Apisalome Turuva to go with their youthful exuberance," Kumar said.

"Players like Kavaia Rawaqa, Ilisoni Logaivau and Taione Kerevanua may be in their early 20s but they have been around for some time. They were part of Labasa's 2001 primary schools IDC winning team so again it's no surprise that they jell together so well."

He said both teams like to play a constructive game, keeping the ball on the ground with lots of movement. He added the home team would obviously come out of the blocks with a bang and try and to score early.

Kumar will rely on players such as Seveci Rokotakala, the Chand brothers in Monit, Rohit, Rajneel and Vineet , Jesoni Takala and Parneel Kumar to steer the wheel for his youthful side.

Meanwhile, Kumar is also hoping that his players would be released from their respective employers for the away matches.





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