TAVUA soccer coach Immanuel Manu has called on the people of the gold mining town to rally behind the team during the Vodafone Fiji FACT, starting tomorrow.
The western minnows will play Nadroga in their opening match of the tournament at 11am at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
Tavua, which displayed a good game against Nadi in their 1-0 loss in the Fiji Sun/G P Batteries National Football League match last week, will be out to prove their critics wrong in the Fiji FACT.
The side hopes to make a good start to their campaign with a win against Nadroga and Manu said they needed the fans support to achieve their goal.
"At the moment, it's a two man show. Our president (Shalendra Roy) and me are basically running the association," Manu said, after their 5-0 thumping from Ba last week.
"We both are from different districts but still trying our best to support the team. So we need the support from the district especially the association members," he said.
"We are trying to get a good team for the Fiji FACT and promise the district we will deliver the results."
Tavua is pooled along with Nadroga, Ba, Labasa and Navua.
The side, which has produced some upcoming soccer stars like Jone Salauneune (playing for Ba now), will be out to showcase their raw talent at this year's Fiji FACT.
Manu said they had plans to keep their young players together so they can build up a very good combination.
Josaia Ratu (GK), Ame Votoniu, Vilitati Ratu, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Savenaca Nasara, Valerio Nasema, Lovneel Pratap, Tomasi Uduloa, Samuela Nabenia, Jale Vota, Waisea Naiqucu, Orisi Vunisa, Naitutunisau Caucau, Saula Matarai, Jonas Naceva, Ravuama Madigi, Atunaisa Baka, Sitiveni Caucau, Jone Nailoqi, Kevin Prasad, Ravinesh Anand Singh (GK), Maika Nasema