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Nadi eyes FACT win

Pravin Narain
Saturday, May 20, 2017

NADI captain Vereti Dickson wants to win the 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT title for the second time in a row on the same field he won last year.

Dickson, 28, said they stood a good chance of defending their title after a dream start in the tournament beating Ba 3-1 in their first match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on Thursday.

"It was a hard win for Nadi," he said."

"Ba is not an easy team to beat but the players remained focus and did their work which was required from them.

"Ba always play as a champion but the players played according to the game plan which coach told us before the game.

"There are not much pressure since people know that most of the players from last year have decided to go to other districts but we believe in the current players since we have brought only 16 players for the tournament."

The former Fiji and Suva goalkeeper said the team was driven by the Almighty.

"I thank the Lord for his guidance and he is the strength of the team since we do not have any big names in the team," he said.

"There are a number of young players but we believe in the Lord and he can do wonders in the side.

"There are eight teams playing in the tournament and none of these teams can be ruled out as anyone can win so we have to treat each game as a final. I encourage the fans to remember the team in their prayers."

Today's fixtures:

12.30pm- Nadi vs Dreketi (GA)2.30pm- Rewa vs Rakiraki (GB)4.30pm- official opening 5pm- Suva vs Lautoka, 7pm- Labasa vs Ba

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