May 12, 2021
Suva Football Association is using a video monitoring system to keep a tab on the fitness of players during the lockdown period.
President Ritesh Pratap said players have been told to make daily videos of their training sessions at home and forward them to the team management.
Pratap said video footage is another alternative to see the type of training the players are doing at home ahead of Round Seven of the Digicel Premier League.
“We asked the players to continue their training at home although we can’t meet as a team and train. We told them to make video through their smart phones of their training and through that we are able to keep in touch with the players.”
“The boys have been following the proper diet as planned ahead and are also getting enough rest with their families. We had to make sure that the players are safe and are on track so we utilised this plan of doing video shooting and they sent it to us.”
“We are also assessing the level of training they are doing at home and some players have resorted to doing backyard gardening which is quite unique. They have been told to remain within their environment and avoid moving around to stay safe.”
The defending champs are sixth in the DPL with 7 points after two wins, one draw and three losses and Pratap highlighted their main concern is finishing.
“Yes, the only challenge the team is facing now is finishing and scoring. We are discussing this with the players and we have to look at ways to overcome this issue before we take on Ba.”
“We want to get back on the scoring foot and put up a good finishing. We will play Ba and we know they will use some smart tack-ticks against us so to beat them we have to make some early plans to stop them.”
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By Romeka Romena