June 06, 2022
  Follow @ Twitter

We have a strong team culture: Khan

A strong team culture and an effective support system enabled Suva to successfully defend the Digicel Fiji FACT title in Sigatoka on Sunday, says Coach Babs Khan.
Speaking to FijiLive, Khan said the challenge of winning the tournament back to back was tough as both his players and him were under pressure but they supported each other and kept a united front all along.

"This was the first time for a back to back tournament win for me as a coach and the team as well."

"We kept talking about it all week and worked very hard to make it possible."

"This is really special and every team member, official and our sponsors have been part of our journey. Not forgetting our families, who allowed us to be away from home for a longer period and making sacrifices for the team."

"We have a good bunch of players and this is the outcome."
"The team culture is we play for each other. Day in day out everybody comes for training. That's the culture and everybody stays disciplined."
"The key to win is that we train together all the time and we turn up for the game and we play hard for each other."
An emotional Khan said on a personal level, the victory means a lot to his small family.
"My wife Artika and daughter have made a lot of sacrifices and I dedicate this to them."
He further revealed that their game plan was to play one on one football and put up a good defence.
"We were determined not to give possession away like a team did yesterday and it paid dividends today."
"Labasa like to play behind the defence and we said we got to defend our defensive third and that's what they did."
The Ram's Cleaning Services/All Freight Logistics Suva won the final beating 4R Electric Labasa 2-0 courtesy of a goal in each half to midfielder Malakai Rakula and striker Samuela Drudru.
By Romeka Romena    

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!



Japan 7s for local tourney exposure
The Japan menís rugby 7s team will take part in this weekendís Duavata Sevens Tournament.
Japan 7s for local tourney exposure
The Japan menís rugby 7s team will take part in this weekendís Duavata Sevens Tournament.
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.