Tadu ready for Ba battle

Usaia Tadu tie up his boot laces before the Rewa soccer team training at the Saraswati Primary School grounds in Nausori on Tuesday, August 04, 2020. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The Delta One Automotive Repairs Rewa football team is one of the favourite teams to win the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament after their impressive performances in the Vodafone Premier League for the past few weeks.

However the semi-final stages is dubbed as the battle of the titans because the best teams in the pool games have proven to be worthy competitors.

Rewa will take on Priceline Pharmacy Ba football team but as most teams prioritise winning the tournament, the Rewa mentor Marika Rodu also keeps his focus on the VPL.

“Winning the BOG is important especially for the players but I have a plan that I want to prepare for,” he said.

“The national league is important for me too and with no doubt I’ll guide the players if they are interested in winning the BOG but they have to earn it.”

Rewa has the advantage of having experienced players such as goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau, Peniame Drova, Kavaia Rawaqa, Posiano Kalisito, Usaia Tadu, Anish Khem, Setareki and Bruce Hughes, Ratu Tevita Warainivalu, Gabrieli Matanisiqa, Waisake Navunigasau and Misaele Draunibaka.

Upcoming players to look out for in the squad include Inoke Turagqalailai, Mohammed Naizal, France Catrogo, Mohammed Ramzan, Epeli Valevou, Patrick Joseph, Sairusi Bokini and Josaia Sela Jnr.

Rewa plays the first semi-final against Ba at 2pm and Nadi faces Suva in the second semi-final at 4pm.

The final will be held on Sunday at 2.30pm.

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