June 30, 2021
Navua coach Amit Prakash is concerned about the fitness of his players before the resumption of Digicel Premier League.
Prakash said they are relying on the players to do their personal training and wait for sporting approval from the government.
“The team started to pick up and I’m really afraid they might lose their fitness track from where we left. It’s been nearly two months and we haven’t met and trained as a team.”
“When the government gives us the green light then only things can go as we planned but the onus is on the players also. They also need to train and we have given them a set of guidelines which they can follow while training.”
“We don’t want the fitness issue to arise in the team because when that happens, the players will lose focus. We can’t just sit back and relax but all we can do now is to encourage the players to train so that when football starts they are fit and ready to play.”
He also mentioned that players’ performance depends on the level of training they do on and off the field.
“Training is essential for players in any sport and in soccer, whatever type of training the players do is for the preparation for their next match. What we want to see is that players are fit enough to handle the ball on the field and give their best performance.”
“We have our next match against Nadroga and both teams met years ago but looking at Nadroga all I can say is that we have to prepare at the fullest. We can’t underestimate them at any cost because they will come firing,” he added.
The bottom of the table clash between Navua and Moshin’s Insulation Nadroga will take place when sporting activities resume in the country.
By Romeka Romena