Fiji Time: 7:59 AM on Tuesday 7 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Injuries hamper Lautoka's BOG chances

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

INJURIES to key players have disrupted Lautoka's preparations for the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants semi-final against Ba.

Goalkeeper Senirusi Bokini and defender Iliesa Lino suffered knocks during the group stage at Govind Park last weekend.

The good news for the Blues is the return of sweeper Poasa Bainivalu from suspension.

Bainivalu received a one-match ban and a fine for elbowing Nadroga's John Rounds Jr.

Lautoka coach Lambert Sarju said there was less recovery time.

Sarju said the goalkeeping area was of concern because they only had one renowned stopper.

"We are hopeful that Bokini will be fully fit for the semi-final," he said.

"The match against Ba will be very tough. They are the in-form team and finished the group stage strongly beating Labasa 4-1.

"So it will be an uphill battle. We are on the rebuilding phase with many young boys.

"Lautoka hasn't won the tournament in a long time but we will not be putting pressure on the players. They will just go out there and give their 100 per cent."

Lautoka's only win in the tournament was back in 1985 with players such as Sam Work and Kelemedi Vosuga.

The side lost to Ba 3-1 in the final last year.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 58.805555.8055
GBP 0.30670.2987
EUR 0.43440.4224
CNY 2.98292.8829
NZD 0.72200.6890
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.47950.4625

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 6th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off
  2. Fijian rugby players emerge from cocoon
  3. Golden Lift
  4. Naholo's life outside rugby
  5. Watch where you sit, warns LTA
  6. Deadly spill a threat
  7. FIJIAN INFLUENCE
  8. Team Fiji settles in
  9. 85pc of Fijians suffer from NCDs
  10. Source of income

Top Stories this Week

  1. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  3. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  4. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)
  8. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  9. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  10. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)