April 29, 2021
Ba coach Kamal Swamy says big tasks have been lined up for them as they face defending champions Suva in round seven of the Digicel Premier League.
Swamy said the men-in-black will have to fight tooth and nail to get back as table leaders.
“It was a couple of tough rounds for us and because of the three losses, we dropped down on the table but that does not mean we have lost the entire competition. There are eight more remaining rounds and I’m sure tables will turn.”
“Again I feel that we will have to prepare really hard and get back to the basics. We have to get the basic areas right and then only we can progress. We have quality and capable players but it’s just at times we lose our focus.”
The side is currently on the fifth place with 7 points following three back to back losses, two wins and a draw.
“The first thing we have to do is to inform the players on our game plan and regroup together. We have to ensure that there are no areas we lack because we will play Suva and we can’t take them lightly.”
“Our game plan has always been to play short and simple balls and defend when the opponent team is countering. The main reason to play short ball is to allow players enough game time and at the same time players don’t rush into the game.”
“We really have to fight the obstacles against Suva and climb the table. We really need the three points and for that the boys have already begun personal training at home. Because of COVID-19 lockdown we are not able to meet and train as a team but the boys have put in their effort and have started their preparation,” Swamy added.
Ba will face Suva on the resumption of DPL on the 8 or 9 of May.
By Romeka Romena