July 28, 2018
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Fitness and injuries worry Coach Sami

Labasa coach Anand Sami says injuries and fitness of the players are his major concern ahead of the semifinal of the 2018 INKK Mobile Battle Of Giants (BOG) in Lautoka.

The national assistant coach said while they have somewhat improved on the fitness this week, the niggling injuries to some key players is a concern and they will only know the final starting team after proper medical assessment of all players.

 “We are working hard in terms of preparations and I thank my players for giving their all in the buildup for the semifinal.”

“We know Suva will be a very tough opponent and for that game we have to prepare very well.”

“Some of our top players like Lino, Ashnil Raju, Christopher and Nayasi are still carrying injuries and we are just keeping our fingers crossed that they will be able to recover in time for the semifinal,” he said.

The former national rep added that possession based football will be his top priority in the semifinal and he has urged his players to keep the ball on the ground more and play short passes to gain confidence before releasing through passes to the attackers.

Lincoln Refrigeration sponsored Labasa will face Professional Valuation sponsored Suva will in the first semifinal at 2pm.

By Reginald Chandar

Rythm


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