Top of the table clash in DSL

Nasinu football will be all out to outclass the Digicel Senior League table leaders Tailevu Naitasiri this Sunday at Fiji FA Academy Ground in Vatuwaqa.

Tailevu Naitasiri leads the way in League with 19 points from 7 matches, two points clear of Nasinu in second.

In the first round, both teams drew 1-1. Both teams are unbeaten in the competition.

Nasinu coach Mira Sahib says they treating this game as a final.

“Our preparation is going really good and we are taking this and every game as a final, “said Sahib

Sahib said the three remaining matches in the competition are very important for them.

“Our faith decides in this match and our aim is to go for a win and top the table, “said Labasa rep

“We have to win this match while Tailevu Naitasiri just need a draw so we are setting a game to plan to counter them,”

“The expectations are that the game will be very high intensity as both teams will be taking precautions and for us, it’s a much win so we have to improve our intensity of the game and some small areas we are working on that will improve our teams performance come Sunday,” said former national futsal coach

Tailevu Naitasiri coach Nigel Khan expects a tough match.

“Well it’s going to be a tough game. Nasinu is a good team with some experienced players but we are doing our homework and hope the players do their best on the day,” said Khan

“We want to win this match and keep our hope alive so we are going in this match as underdogs,”

Khan says a win is important for them

 “It’s where we want to be. We set out to be up and around the top end of the league and we are, with the halfway point not so far away.

“It’s a good game, two good teams – two teams I believe will be in out to make a way to the top level next year.

“It’s another challenge for us. Playing against Nasinu, they’re always strong, defensively well organised and they’ve always got people at the top end of the pitch that can hurt you.

“We know what they’re all about and they’re a good team – well organised, well drilled and we’ll have to be good to win.

“We’ve got a good group of boys here and we’re looking forward to the game.”

The match kicks off at 3pm.

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