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Whites coach wary of Rewa

- JUSTINE MANNAN SUVA Edited by Leone Cabenatabu­a Feedback:

Suva head coach Nathan Shivam managed to keep preparatio­ns on track despite the change in their schedule to play Rewa.

The capital side was supposed to play Rewa last Sunday but the programme had been changed and they will now face them tomorrow at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. “Preparatio­ns have been good for us even though the change in our game has affected us a bit,” Shivam said.

“Training and preparing the boy’s mentally and then getting told the game has changed can really affect our mental preparatio­n. It is not pleasing for me as a coach but we have managed to overcome that and train according to the new date set for our match.

“The boys had to adjust themselves again so the morale amongst the boys is growing slowly which I am thankful for. We have been working on our finishing which is very important, I have seen that we have created a lot of chances but couldn’t finish properly. “Defence is also another key area for us to focus on, I am hoping that on game day the players can at least get their finishing and defence right.”

Playing against Rewa on their home ground will not be easy, says Shivam, but he is expecting a really good game.

“Playing the Fiji FACT champions will not be easy and I know that they will be putting up a fight. They will come out strong and I am sure fans of both teams will witness some good football because we both want a win. Winning is never easy and we want to go into the match and do our best, we have had ample time to prepare and we hope it turns out in our favour.”

THIS WEEKEND’S FIXTURES Vodafone Premier League

Tomorrow- Prince Charles Park, 7pm Nadi v Rakiraki, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori 7pm Rewa v Suva. Sunday- Prince Charles Park, 3pm Nadi v Lautoka, Govind Park, Ba, 3pm Ba v Rakiraki

Vodafone Senior League

Fixtures for Saturday, July 8, Fiji FA Academy, Suva, 2pm Tailevu/ Naitasiri v Tavua, Nadogo Central College, 2pm Nadogo v Taveuni; Sunday, July 9, Fiji FA Academy, Suva, 2pm Navua v Nasinu; Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, 3pm Nadroga v Northland Tailevu, Buca Sport Ground, 3pm Savusavu v Seaqaqa

Vodafone Youth League

Fixtures, Saturday, July 8, Seaqaqa Muslim Primary School, 11am Seaqaqa v Labasa, 1pm Savusavu v Nadogo, Lekutu Secondary School, Bua, 11am Bua v Dreketi. Sunday, June 9, Fiji FA Academy, Suva, 10am Rewa v Suva, 12pm Nasinu v Navua, Prince Charles Park, Nadi, 1pm Nadi v Lautoka; Govind Park, Ba, 1pm Ba v Nadroga

 ?? Photo: Jone Luvenitoga ?? Suva striker, Setareki Hughes during training at Bidesi Park on July 3, 2017.
Photo: Jone Luvenitoga Suva striker, Setareki Hughes during training at Bidesi Park on July 3, 2017.

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