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Pool of death

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, August 07, 2014

BA, Nadi, Rewa and Labasa in one group!

One doesn't really have to be a genius to call that a "pool of death".

Even anyone with a slight knowledge of domestic football can predict how intense the competition will be between those teams.

Despite more than two weeks left for the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants which starts on August 22 at Govind Park in Ba, the tournament is gaining significant momentum from the gruelling Group B.

Defending champions Ba, 2014 Vodafone Fiji FACT winner's Nadi, former champions Rewa and Labasa are sure to provide a treat for the fans in the second major domestic tournament of the year.

Ba needs no introduction, in true sense; the Men in Black are the undisputed champions of Fiji football.

Nadi, after the inclusion of coach Kamal Swamy and president Navneeda Goundar, has made significant gains lately. The Jetsetters have become one of the unstoppable forces, especially in the tournaments.

Labasa, which finished third on the Fiji FACT, shocked Suva last weekend after breaking the Capital City side's eight-match unbeaten run in the National Football League. This could be the best motivation for Apisalome Turuva and the troop.

Rewa, which just not too long ago was in a winning streak, has somewhat dropped in form but when it comes to big games, the Delta Tigers know how to rise and conquer the rest.

Group B maybe the "pool of death", where death can (literally) come to any of those teams? Group A will surely be the battle of the underdogs.

Except for Suva, the dominant figure in that group, Lautoka, Navua and Nadroga are facing relegation threat, they have been known to silenced the giants in the past.

It will be interesting to see how successful they are in this year's Battle of the Giants.

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