Fiji Time: 3:35 PM on Wednesday 1 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Labasa ready to test players against Suva

Arin Kumar
Thursday, January 16, 2014

THE Labasa soccer side will do its best to keep Suva at bay at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

The two sides meet in the opening match of the 2014 Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League and Labasa Football Association president Rayaz Khan says they are not counting their chickens before they've hatched.

Khan said the players had just came off the festive season and might not have the match fitness required to give the kind of performance the fans expect.

"I am kind of sceptical about the fitness of the boys because the festive season has just finished," Khan said.

"They have been doing their work in training two sessions a day and they will give their best on Saturday.

Khan said they would rely on their coach player Pita Bolaitoga and other senior players against Suva.

"Suva is a good team and we might not be able to use our young players against them yet.

"So, we will use our senior players to use their experience and make things happen for us on the field this Saturday.

"We have some young players like those from the under-17 team and we can give them game time from next week."

Meanwhile, the match between Navua and Rewa that was to be played at Thomson Park in Navua has been shifted to Nausori's Ratu Cakobau Park.

National League board secretary Amitesh Pal said the ground at Thomson Park is in an unplayable condition.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61980.6008
JPY 53.392450.3924
GBP 0.32380.3158
EUR 0.42620.4142
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66380.6388
USD 0.47690.4599

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A world champion and father
  2. Eyes on Hayne
  3. Shark attack concern
  4. Ryan takes Fiji from inconsistency to two-time world champions
  5. Minister: Shake off old mind-set
  6. Motion defeated
  7. Reddy clears air on Adopt a School program
  8. Fiji signs $23m deal
  9. Town turns 80 years old
  10. 19 cases of Zika

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. A world champion and father Wednesday (01 Jun)
  3. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  4. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  5. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  6. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  7. High on ice Monday (30 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. Man found dead Monday (30 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)