NADROGA soccer coach John Rounds said they needed to start their local league competition to perform well at district level.
Nadroga Football Association has not started its club competition which makes the workload heavier for Rounds as he has tries to go around and look for players to be in his line-up. Last week against Rewa, Rounds maintained a core of last year's players and drafted in some unknown players that featured in local knockout tournaments.
"I think we need to start our club competition again because this is the base where I select my squad for the national league."
"We cannot play well in the national league if we have no local league," Rounds said. He has challenged his players to star in their next games. He said he wanted to see his players perform during the Fiji FACT.
"I told the players that we have to stop losing or else we will continue without any sponsor for the local league," Rounds said.
"If we start winning then definitely sponsors will be there knocking on the door," he said.
"Our aim is to reach the semi-finals of the Fiji Fact. I do not care if we lose or win the semi-finals as long as we reach the top four that is something I want from the players," Rounds said.
Nadroga is drawn in Pool One with Labasa, Ba, Tavua and Navua. Defending champion Rewa have been seeded with arch-rivals Suva, Lautoka, Nadi and Savusavu in Pool Two.