FACT shifted, Rewa and Ba clash on D1
May 03, 2018 01:21:59 AM

The 2018 Vodafone Fiji FACT group stage matches have been shifted to May 25-27, two weeks further from the scheduled date.

The tournament was initially scheduled to commence on May 11 but the dates have been changed following Vodafone Lautoka’s historic qualification for the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League final.

Defending champion and host Rewa will clash in the feature Day 1 match against Ba at 8pm on Friday May 25.

Last season’s finalist Nadi will open the tournament with its clash against Tavua at 1.30pm.

Labasa and Dreketi will face-off at 4pm after the official opening while Suva and Lautoka will turn the heat on with their Battle of the Cities clash at 6pm.

The knockout stages will be played the following weekend at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Full fixtures:

Friday May 25

1.30pm Nadi vs. Tavua (Group B)
3.30pm Official Opening
4.00pm Labasa vs. Dreketi (Group A)
6.00pm Suva vs. Lautoka (Group B)
8.00pm Rewa vs. Ba (Group A)

Saturday May 26
12.00pm Suva vs. Tavua (Group B)
2.00pm Dreketi vs. Rewa (Group A)
4.00pm Lautoka vs. Nadi (Group B)
6.00pm Ba vs. Labasa (Group A)

Sunday 27 May 2018
11.00am Lautoka vs. Tavua (Group B)
1.00pm Ba vs. Dreketi (Group A)
3.00pm Nadi vs. Suva (Group B)
5.00pm Rewa vs. Labasa (Group A)

By Reginald Chandar