October 27, 2021
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Artificial turf will be a challenge: Ali

Lautoka football head coach Imdad Ali says playing against Navua on the artificial turf at Uprising will be a challenge for his side.

Ali said the Blues have been training on the normal grass ground and they will take some time to adjust to the turf.

He said Navua is very well-aware of the turf and this will be an advantage for them.

“We don’t have a turf so for us it’s a disadvantage!”

“They are on the advantage side because they have been training on the turf and are well adjusted.”

“The boys will take some time to adjust themselves on the turf because we hardly play there and we are not adjusted to that environment.”

“They are hosting so we have can’t complain much because they have such ground,” Ali explained.

He also said while Navua will have fan-base advantage, Ali is confident the boys will make no mistake in maintaining their lead.

“They will have fan support to boost themselves. We might not have much but we anticipate keeping our lead and playing normal football.”

“The game plan is to put up a good finishing because the players are in form and are eager to bounce back in the game. They were training at home then during the team training they progressed really well,” he added.

Viti Water Flow Lautoka vs Navua match will kick off at 3pm at the Uprising Sports Centre on Sunday.

By Romeka Romena  


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