THE Ba soccer side will dedicate its rescheduled final O League pool match against AS Tefana to the people affected by the recent floods in the country.
The Men in Black face a daunting task against the Tahitian club at the Bill McKinley Park in Auckland this Sunday in a bid to reach the O League final against Auckland City.
Ba needs to beat AS Tefana by 20 clear goals to edge out Waitakere United on goal difference to top the pool.
A total of eight Ba players were affected by the flood but this hasn't stopped them from representing the district and the county.
Ba Football Association secretary Iliaz Khan said they had been preparing under difficult circumstances.
He said the players had even taken their time out to help the flood victims in Votua and Yalalevu.
Khan said they would be taking only 16 players to New Zealand.
"The players have gone through a lot in the past two weeks," Khan said.
"They have done a lot of work behind the scenes with the flood victims. It has been emotional at times seeing the losses suffered."
"However the boys have refocused for the task ahead. They want to win for the flood victims and lift their spirits. We have a tough assignment. The aim is to end the competition on a high note."
The Ba players who have been affected by the flood include Malakai Tiwa, Epeli Codro, Aisea Codro, Peter Hughes, Shalen Lal, Jone Ralulu Maveliko Nakama and Josefata Neibuli.
Khan said there were no injuries in the side.
Ba will fly out to Auckland on Friday.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 3.30pm on Sunday.