August 15, 2020
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Suva out to end 25-year drought

Suva is aiming to end its 25-year drought in the Punjas Battle of the Giants this weekend.

The capital city side last lifted the trophy on its home soil in 1995 after defeating Navua 2-1 in an exciting final.

President Ritesh Pratap said the team has prepared well and despite injuries to some key players, they will field their best lineup with the sole aim to win and restore glory and pride.

“We have not won a tournament title for some time now and our last BOG win was over two decades ago so it will be good if are able to win this weekend in Lautoka.”

“The officials and sponsors have done their part in preparing the team, the onus is now on the players to do their best and deliver the results.”

“We did not have a very good record in pool games but hope the semifinals will be good and we will be able to beat Nadi and qualify for the final.”

“It will be a tough semifinal and we have all the respect for Nadi. They have a very strong team as well and Kamal Swamy who is coaching them was our coach last year so he is well versed about Suva.”

Pratap has urged fans to come out in numbers and support the team in Lautoka.

“We need the support of the fans. We will be playing for all the people of Suva and the team needs your prayers and support,” he added.

The Flow Valves/Island Accommodation sponsored- Suva will battle against All for One Builders (NZ) sponsored- Nadi at 4pm.

By Reginald Chandar

 


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