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Nadroga coach happy with performance of young players

Waisale Koroiwasa
Monday, June 23, 2014

"We were just the minnows, we are here to entertain the crowd and at the same time build a new set of boys for this year."

That's the word from new Nadroga coach Arvind Narish after the side bowed out of the Vodafone Fiji FACT by losing to Rewa 0-3.

Despite the loss, Narish was happy with the performance adding the boys did well.

"I think Nadroga played to the game plan but unfortunately we have to bring in our regular players in the second half to contain the Rewa attack. Overall the players stuck to the plan," he said.

The youthful Nadroga side came to the tournament with the aim of exposing its players.

"Prior to the game, I told the media that we are here for exposure especially as we want to build a good combination for the future with some players from the Nadroga youth team on our side. I am determined that they showed a glimpse of brilliance today and we need to play as more game time together as we can.

"Our main focus is to build this young team for the super eight and give this team some good competition."

Rewa coach Marika Rodu relied on the Labasa-Ba game hoping the Babasiga Lions would do them a favour and beat the Men in Black.

"We did well, coming back from two losses with three goals today (yesterday) and we are hoping that Labasa beat Ba so there will be a chance of us playing again next week," Rodu said after Rewa versus Nadroga match.

Rewa's goals were scored by Shelveen Prasad (31st minute), Epeli Saukuru (35th minute) and Ratu Nakalevu (46th minute).


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