A CLOUD of invincibility is hovering over the Labasa football side. They are undefeated in seven national football league matches.
Following disappointing opening round double-header defeats against Nadi (2-1) and Suva (3-0), the Lions from the North have bounced back with five wins and two draws.
The Arthur Simmons-coached side beat Nadroga 4-3, Ba 2-1, Lautoka 2-0, Tavua 4-0 and Savusavu 1-0 before two scoreless draws against Rewa and Navua. With 17 points, they are third on the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League points table, behind leaders Ba (21) and Nadi (19), after finishing all their round one games.
The new found form has their fans, mainly those based in southern Viti Levu, rubbing their hands in glee.
"There is a huge demand from Labasa fans in Suva and Nausori," Fiji FA vice-president Sheik Ibrahim said.
"They want us to hold on to their away games against Rewa, Navua and Suva until the ANZ Stadium and Ratu Cakobau Park are ready."
Ibrahim said like Navua, Rewa and Suva fans, Labasa's large number of Suva and Nausori-based fans have been deprived the chance of seeing their team in action so far this year.
With Ratu Cakobau Park and the ANZ Stadium scheduled to open late next month and early May respectively, Labasa and southern football fans will be in for a treat.
"There should be some good double-header matches with strong crowd support," Ibrahim said.
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