Kamal Swamy happy with Nadroga coaching position

Nadroga defenders Rahul Naresh and Paulo Buke wins possession from Lautoka's Marika Rawasoi during their match in the Digicel Premier League at Churchill Park in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Newly appointed Nadroga football team head coach Kamal Swamy said he was happy with his appointment to take charge of the minnows for the remainder of the season.

The former Ba, Nadi and Lautoka football teams coach added he was looking forward to guide the Stallions with the firm intention of maintaining its current status as one of the core teams in the premier local football competition next season.

“It’s a lovely opportunity for me,” he said.

“I intend to instill significant progress for Nadroga FC.

“The Stallions were a feared outfit in the late 80s-90s era and I will try my level best to combine a team to replicate those past successes and joys.

“I certainly don’t lack in desire as a football coach and I will want the same from my players as well. It’s about enthusiasm and drive.

“The Korovuto College’s head of PEMAC department stated that with time and the required fitness level Nadroga FC was destined for brighter days ahead.

“It will take time to improve and I am confident the team will start to record positive results as the DPL progresses.

“I hope to put it right for us and I am thrilled with the opportunity to nurture a team packed with skills and talents.

“I’m looking forward to my appointment as the head coach of Nadroga FC.”

Swamy said he was aware of the crazy football fans’ expectations in Nadroga who are yearning for a win and was up for the challenge with his vast coaching experience in the sport.

“It’s pressure in itself but winning football can’t happen in a day or overnight especially with a team that was playing in the second division for five years.

“It’s going to be a massive challenge for me because I know that I have a big job to do.

“I need to work with the team and the fans should give me time,” Swamy said.

“Hopefully the team can excite them as I build a formidable brigade.”

The Wailevu, Labasa native offered a positive tone. “We will give our best shot for the remainder of the DPL matches since our results so far haven’t been anything to cheer about,” he said.

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