No Rest for Ba Reps
Vodafone Premier League champions Ba start preparing for the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League from Friday. The Champions League will be held in New Caledonia in February next year. Ba are in a tough Group B with Team Wellington (NZ) and New Caledonian Super League runnersup Hienghene Sport. Ba manager Arvind Singh said they will start preparation on Friday for the Champions League. “It will be tough and we want to prepare well,” Singh said. “We have played in the Champions League so many times and we know what it’s like. “Our players will have no time to rest this festive season as we will have continuous training to ensure that we ready come game time.” Singh said they are planning to bring back all their former players when the new transfer window opens in January. “We aim to get back Remeru Tekiate and Pranil Naidu from Labasa and Australia based Alvin Singh,” he said. Tekiate and Naidu played key roles for Labasa in helping the side win the Courts Inter-District Championship. Singh who is playing for a second division side in the Australian club competition has been a key player for Ba in their past Champions League campaign.
Singh said the inclusion of overseas players and coaches to help the side would be discussed in the Ba Football board meeting next month. Ba came close in securing a place at the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup but lost to Waitakere United 1-0 in their away game. The winner of the 2017 OFC Champions League will participate in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Auckland City are the defending champions. Edited by Osea Bola
Vodafone Premier League champions Ba team at Govind Park, Ba.