May 07, 2022
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Dont count Navua out: Ali

Navua Football coach Saiyad Ali is relishing the challenge ahead at this year’s 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT.

The minnows were drawn in the proverbial pool of death among giants Nadi, Lautoka, Rewa and Labasa with Ali saying for big teams not to rule them out just yet.

“We have seen so many times, on the day you never know,” Ali told FijiLive.

Ali spoke with confidence and with the silverware to prove it, leading Navua in his first tenure with the side in 2003 to their first Fiji FACT title win.

“We had lost eight straight games in the national league and then we came back to win the Fiji FACT.

“Teams from the bottom of the national league, they enter the tournament as underdogs but during the tournament it is totally different.”

Ali added he was looking forward to some spectacular football during the tournament as well as a bit of razzle dazzle from a few of the lightweights during the Fiji FACT.

“Good challenge for some of the teams at the bottom of the table, and we wish all the teams the very best.”
Navua Football coach Saiyad Ali is relishing the challenge ahead at this year’s 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT.

The minnows were drawn in the proverbial pool of death among giants Nadi, Lautoka, Rewa and Labasa with Ali saying for big teams not to rule them out just yet.

“We have seen so many times, on the day you never know,” Ali told FijiLive.

Ali spoke with confidence and with the silverware to prove it, leading Navua in his first tenure with the side in 2003 to their first Fiji FACT title win.

“We had lost eight straight games in the national league and then we came back to win the Fiji FACT.

“Teams from the bottom of the national league, they enter the tournament as underdogs but during the tournament it is totally different.”

Ali added he was looking forward to some spectacular football during the tournament as well as a bit of razzle dazzle from a few of the lightweights during the Fiji FACT.

“Good challenge for some of the teams at the bottom of the table, and we wish all the teams the very best.”

The first round begins on May 22 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva before moving to Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka for the second round.
 
By Noa Biudole


 


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