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Champions keep low profile, senior reps down

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, January 09, 2014

DEFENDING champions Ba are keeping a low profile ahead of the opening match of the Pillay Garments Champion versus Champion series against Nadi at Prince Charles Park this Saturday.

The Men in Black resumed training on Monday but manager Arvind Singh said they were forced to call off Tuesday's session because of heavy rain and thunderstorm, adding some senior players had fallen ill.

"Josefata Neibuli, Osea Vakatalesau and Remueru Takiate are sick," he said.

"So, we will be relying on the players from the youth squad to step up and fill the void. Coach Yogendra Dutt has been working on the fitness of the players.

"Fitness will be a key aspect going into the first game after the festive period."

Ba will miss the services of striker Malakai Tiwa and goalkeeper Jone Ralulu, who've signed up with the Yoogali Club in Australia.

Singh said they were yet to decide who would be handed the goalkeeping responsibility. He said they had drafted Fiji under-20 goalkeeper Tevita Koroi.

"Goalkeeping is a vital position.

"The contest will be between Epeli Codro and Tevita."

The match kicks off at 4pm.








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