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Rewa ready to play at home

Arin Kumar
Saturday, January 18, 2014

THE Rewa soccer side will be under pressure to perform in the game against Navua tomorrow now that the team will be playing on home turf.

The match was initially to have been hosted by Navua at Thomson Park but unplayable ground conditions resulted in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League (NFL) fixture being moved to Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Rewa coach Marika Rodu said it's been almost a year since they've played on their home ground.

He said it was a challenge to play all their games away from home last season because their venue was being renovated.

"The news has put more pressure into the boys, now that they know they have to play and perform in front of their home crowd," he said.

"We haven't tried the new turf yet, but hopefully it's still in tip top condition after the sevens rugby tournament last week. The match should be a cracker if the ground and weather hold."

Rodu said they had a good mix of 38 registered players, of whom 15 were youth reps.

He said they had been training continuously for the past two weeks for this match at the Saraswati Primary School ground in Manoca, Nausori.

"The preparation has been great, we had two friendly games with the Fiji U20 and Nadroga and we were able to identify our weak points.

"Fitness was low, still working our way up and we have a good average turnout daily of 25 players.

"But some players are still missing — five are in the U20 camp in Ba and missing are Epeli Loaniceva, Savenaca Nakalevu, Akuila Mateisuva."

Rodu said they were not taking Navua lightly and were expecting a tough encounter.








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