May 12, 2022
2020 losing finalist, Nadi has opted for the underdogs tag heading into the 2022 Digicel Fiji FACT.
Head Coach Kamal Swamy said the Jetsetters made a strong comeback in the Digicel Premier League this season and continue their training for the first tournament of the year.
"Nadi is going into the tournament as underdogs and we have a solid game plan which we will be executing."
"We had a slow start in league but then we made some minor changes within our strategies and then we started to win games so that’s something we have to give in during the tournament."
"This year we have some new bunch of boys and I think our strength will depend on our fitness."
Swamy said the loss to Suva in 2020 still haunts them and they have already set their sights on the title this year.
"We don't want to rush into the games because that’s where we forget our game plan and start to go our own ways."
"We are in an equally tough pool and know things won't be easy for us yet the players are eager to win the tournament. Certainly we are in a Pool of death where we will be playing most Western teams and only one from the North."
"Most of our boys were part of the 2020 loss to Suva and it was an eye opener final for us. The lessons and losses from the league are boosting the boys."
The A1 Builders are drawn in Group A with Lautoka, Navua, Labasa and Rewa.
By Romeka Romena