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Underdogs prepare for CVC

Arin Kumar
Thursday, January 09, 2014

THE Nadi soccer side will carry the underdogs tag against Ba in the first of the Pillay's Garments Champion versus Champion series this Saturday.

Nadi Football Association president Navneeda Goundar said his side had been preparing well and was eager to host Ba at 4pm at Prince Charles Park.

"The training has been going well and the turnout of players at training is really good," he said.

"But we are going into this match as underdogs and we look forward to a good match against Ba."

Nadi lost the Late Jimmy Ram Pratap Trophy to Lautoka late last year but used the matches as their build-up to the CVC.

"The matches against Lautoka were a good build-up for us but this will be a different ball game all together.

"The name of the competition says it all, Champion of Champions. Whoever wins in this competition become the champions of Fiji for the season."

Goundar said they were treading carefully because Ba would not be easy to beat.

"Ba is a champion team and we will not take them lightly."

Meanwhile, the Fiji FA has released the squad for the two teams that have been training for the competition.

Nadi: Isoa Ratuva, Ilimotama Jese, Lekima Gonerau, Uraia Loki, Rusiate Matarerega, Arvin Pratap, Beniamino Matainqara, Amani Makoe, Vuniuci Tikomaimereke, Napolioni Qasevakatini, Ame Votoniu, Viliame Toma, Ratu Inia Banivalu, Rahul Krishna, Maleli Waqavonovono, Jolame Vukivuki, Eliki Ravosai, Samuela Tamanisau, William Valentine, Sanaila Dakaica, Levi Tawake, Munit Krishna, Mataiasi Toma, Waisea Tale Jnr, Setareki Vola Delana, Alfraz Ali, Ajesh Narayan, Mohammed Buksh, Coach: Kamal Swamy, Manager: Kamlesh Sami.

Ba: Epeli Codro, Avinesh Waran Suwamy, Meli Codro, Ronil Kumar, Jone Vesikula, Tuimasi Manuca, Aisea Codro, Abbu Zahid Saheed, Mavileko Nakama, Rameure Tekiata, Kiniviliame Naika, Osea Vakatalesau, Tevita Koroi, Laisenia Raura, Marika Robanakadavu, Josefata Neibuli, Jope Masibalavu, Junior Narendra Rao, Manasa Nawakula, Epeli Lairoti, Dev Divesh Raj, Daniel Krishneel, Saula Waqa Matayalo, Antonio Tuivuna, Paulo Buke, Nimesh Padarath, Patrick Sarwan, Misiwane Nairube, Mohammed Shazeel Moveen Junior, Varun Kumar, Coach: Yogendra Dutt, Manager: Arvind Singh.

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