August 01, 2022
Labasa Coach Ravneel Pratap says Ba's young brigade is fast improving and will surely give them a tough run for their money in Round 16 of the Digicel Premier League on Saturday.
Pratap said they are not underestimating Ba and will need to make a strong comeback after their 2-1 loss to Lautoka yesterday.
"Even though the result was not in our favour, the boys did their best."
"I think some of the calls made by the official were not in our favour so that's all part of the game."
"We're taking the positives out of the game and building on for the game against Ba."
"Looking at Ba, they are a young side but I really commend them for whatever they're doing for living up to the expectation."
"We cannot take them lightly and I think there'll be a very tough opponent for us, especially playing a young side like them at home."
"They can be threatening because we will host them and they would be hungry to take the three points."
He said while the team is in recovery mode today and they will start their build-up for the home game tomorrow.
"For us, it’s a process where we are trying to play a different type of football and trying to bring back what Labasa used to play that one-touch football."
"We did that against Lautoka but we failed to capitalise against them but we will re-work on our strategies and finish off well against Ba this week."
"After Fiji FACT this was our first loss so we can see that we are an improved side compared to the start of the season."
"We are improving and of course, there's a lot of lessons learnt throughout the season even though we are reaching towards BOG."
"People always expect Labasa to be a very good site in the tournament so we'll try to live up to the expectation of fans in the remaining league games and BOG."
NZ Fan Club Labasa will host Dai Ichi Ba at 1.30 pm at Subrail Park.
By Romeka Romena