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Stallions eye FACT exposure

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, June 20, 2014

NADROGA is looking for exposure in the Vodafone Fiji FACT which starts today at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

The Stallions are grouped with Ba, Labasa and Rewa in a tough Group A but Nadroga Football president Vijay Singh said they were not wary of the giants.

He said development of the players in the team was their major priority.

"We have been out of football for about two months and that's a long time. For us, Fiji FACT is a build-up for the second round of the national league," Singh said.

"Our main target is to remain in the Super 8 and we are working on it as part of the three year development program.

"Most of the players in the squad haven't gone through the basic skills training and it takes a lot of time and commitment to ensure these players go through that."

Nadroga, which will have the service of veteran Leone Vurukania, will face Ba in its opening pool match at 3pm today.

Singh said they were ready for the Men in Black.

"I wouldn't say it's a tough pool. We were also in the similar kind of pool last year but we managed to qualify for the semis," he said.

"We will do our best and we ask the Nadroga fans to rally behind the team. Rome wasn't built in a day. We are trying to get the team back in shape after eight years of (winless) drought and we just hope for the best."

Today Fixtures - 1pm Nadi-Navua, 3pm Ba-Nadroga, 5pm official opening, 5.30pm Suva-Lautoka, 7.30pm Rewa-Labasa. Tomorrow - 10am U17 Boys, 11.15am U17 Boys, 1pm Navua- Suva, 3pm Nadroga-Labasa, 5pm Lautoka-Nadi, 7pm Ba-Rewa. Sunday - 9am U17 boys, 10.15am U17 Boys, 11.30am Navua-Lautoka, 1.30pm Rewa-Nadroga, 3.30pm Nadi-Suva, 5.30pm Ba-Labasa

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