LIFT GAME, SAYS REWA U17 COACH
The Rewa Under-17 side are looking for another win when they face Nasinu on Sunday in the Vodafone U17 Youth League at the Fiji Football Association Academy in Vatuwaqa. Though they won 3-2 against Suva last Sunday, Rewa coach Nigel Khan was not pleased with their performance. “We played very poorly,” he said yesterday. “It was not up to expectation and it was not the way I wanted them to play. The boys were too complacent because they were winning games every weekend. I think it went to their heads that they cannot be beaten and that is when they tend to make mistakes and take the game for granted. “What I am trying to drive into them is that when they play a game they need to give their best despite what team they are up against because on any day we can be beaten by any team. “These are young boys and still have a lot to learn so hopefully they get their acts together and we can play a better game this week. “The sooner you teach them about the type of attitude they should have on and off the field the better they become.” While players have put in some spectacular performances, Khan says, fitness is still a key part that needs to be dealt with. “Fitness has been a problem lately and I suppose the weather doesn’t help either but the boys are improving slowly. The last thing we want is for them to lose concentration in crucial moments of the game so we are working on that and hoping to have a good game,” he added.