EMORI Ragata could feature as a striker for Suva in the new season and at the Pacific Cup in New Zealand.
Suva FC coach Gurjit Singh revealed yesterday that the agile goalkeeper has been doing well in club games for Civic.
"He has a good work rate, is dashing and has been scoring some goals," Singh said.
With fellow stopper Ulaiasi Tamanisau back for the Whites after missing the Inter-District Championship, Singh is hopeful of giving Ragata a go upfront.
"District level football is different from club level but judging by the way he (Ragata) is playing, I am sure he will do well as a striker."
Singh will miss the services of Pita Rabo at the Pacific Cup as the man from Kuku Village, Nausori, won't be able to travel for personal reasons.
The Whites will be looking to give their youngsters like Kolinio Sivoki and Jale Dreloa a chance to mix it with the best in the top flight.
The tournament will be held at the Bill McKinlay Park, Auckland, over November 20-24 and is organised by NZ Fiji FA Inc — an affiliate of Fiji FA.
IDC champs Ba is in Pool A with Savusavu NZ, Nasinu NZ and Queensland.
Nadi is in Pool B with Suva, Sydney, Nadi NZ and Vatukoula.
Meanwhile, Singh confirmed that the organisers were not allowing players from other local districts to play for Suva.
Times Sport understands that a few players from Navua had approached Suva to be part of their team in New Zealand but he had to turn them away.
"We have been told that only the players who were registered for the IDC will be able to play," Singh said.
Nadi are the reigning champions of the Pacific Cup.