Suva Aim: Main­tain Un­beaten Run

Fiji Sun - - Sports - JUS­TINE MANNAN SUVA

The Suva foot­ball team will be out to main­tain their win­ning run when they face Nadroga in round nine of the Voda­fone Pre­mier League at Lawaqa Park, Si­ga­toka on Sun­day. The Gur­jit Singh coached-side have recorded wins over Rewa 2-1, Dreketi 6-1 and Nadi 2-1 in the com­pe­ti­tion. Singh said they have had am­ple time to pre­pare with all their play­ers turn­ing up for train­ing.

How­ever, they will miss the ser­vices of classy mid­fielder and cap­tain Nickel Chand who copped a red card dur­ing their semi-fi­nal clash against Labasa at the INKK Mo­bile Bat­tle of the Gi­ants tour­na­ment semi-fi­nal last Sat­ur­day.

“We will def­i­nitely miss Nickel’s pres­ence and it may be felt but we are con­fi­dent as we have the right play­ers to take charge,” Singh said. “Prepa­ra­tions though have been re­ally good and I am happy the play­ers have been turn­ing up to train­ing as well. “We started our train­ing this week and the boys have been putting in the hard yards be­cause we want that league ti­tle. “Our per­for­mance in the B.O.G has given us an in­sight into what we need to do to im­prove. “We were not pre­pared for that com­pe­ti­tion but we are go­ing into this one well pre­pared.” Singh ad­mits play­ing against Nadroga in their home ground would not be a walk in the park. “It is al­ways a tough game for us play­ing in Nadroga’s ground and we have even lost to them on that ground but we are hop­ing to get a pos­i­tive re­sult this time. “Nadroga are a good side and we are just train­ing hard and hope­fully the boys will de­liver on Sun­day.” Suva take on Nadroga at 3pm. Re­li­able Ba de­fender Re­mueru Teki­ate is set to play for Labasa from next sea­son. His re­lease has been con­firmed by Fiji Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion. Edited by Osea Bola

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