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Panthers aim for top two spots

Arin Kumar
Saturday, August 23, 2014

FORMER Vodafone Cup champion Nadera Panthers aim to remain second on the Top 8 points table in a bid to avoid playing in the play-offs.

The Dee Cees-sponsored side takes on defending champions the Sigatoka Electric Sabeto Roosters today at the Suva Grammar School grounds.

Team coach Vula Dakuitoga said momentum was on their side and they would need to carry that on in this match to maintain their spot on the points table.

"Nothing changes, the aim was to be on the top and we are in the top two," he said.

"Now we are in the business end of the competition and every team wants to be at the top but unfortunately only two can be on top.

"The top two teams will rest and wait for the winners of the play-offs to determine who faces who in the semi-finals.

"The third, fourth, fifth and sixth team would compete in the play-offs for a spot in the semi-finals."

Dakuitoga said they were cautious of the Roosters and were going in with the aim of returning victorious.

"They are a good team and now no team wants to lose and last time we played them, we were leading but lost in the dying stages of the match.

"But nothing has changed and we are prepared as best as we do all the time and we would be ready for them."

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