Ba aims to finish second
20 September, 2014, 12:00 am
DEFENDING champions Ba have kept a low profile going into the final Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League clash against Suva at Govind Park today.
The Men in Black have a chance of retaining the title but will need a win in the fixture and hope that the arbitration filed after losing the protest against Suva in the first round goes in their favour.
Ba filed a protest following the first round 1-0 loss to the Capital City team claiming that some players were not properly registered.
Fiji FA ruled the protest in Suva’s favour which prompted Ba to take it up to arbitration.
The arbitration ruling will also be made today.
Ba Football Association secretary Iliyaz Khan said there were no major injury concerns.
Khan urged the fans to come out in numbers to support the boys.
“This is a very crucial match and it is also the last home game of the season,” Khan said.
“The club competition is running well since the start a fortnight ago. Already we have seen some young talents who have the material to don the black jumper in the future.
“The association would like to thank the club officials, the vanua, board members and the fans for all the support.”
A draw in the fixture will earn Ba a spot in next year’s Oceania Football Confederation Champions League.
The Fiji Football Association has clarified that the fixture would be played at 3pm and not at 7.30pm as earlier announced.
Also today at the same time, Lautoka will host Navua at Churchill Park while Rewa will play Nadroga at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.