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Rakiraki aims to stop leaders

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, May 17, 2014

RAKIRAKI is aiming to turn the tables against frontrunners Tailevu Naitasiri in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna premier league at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori tomorrow.

The Westerners went down in their home game 4-1 to Tailevu Naitasiri in March.

Rakiraki Football Association president Shanil Chandra said logistics and lack of finance were their major concerns this season.

Chandra said their senior players had work commitments in other districts.

"It is very difficult to get all the players to train together because they reside out of town," he said.

"Asaeli Cobuta and Sailosi Nabogi reside in Suva. Janardhan Goundar is based in Lautoka. So we only have the youth players training together daily.

"We are facing financial problems as well because we do not have a major sponsor. There are small donors who are backing the team."

Rakiraki has four wins, one draw and two losses in the competition. The side is placed fourth on the points table behind Nasinu, Lami and leader Tailevu Naitasiri.

Chandra said they would try their best to topple Tailevu Naitasiri.

"They are a polished team," he said.

"It will be an uphill battle for us but we will give it our best shot."

The match will kick off at 12pm. In another fixture at 2pm, Vatukoula will host Nasinu at Theodore Park.








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