Former Suva, Lautoka, Navua, Labasa coach Gurjit Singh says the 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT pool draws are well balanced.
Speaking from USA, Singh said the teams now had known their fate and must start preparation now as there was not much time left.
“They know about the teams in their pool and some teams have already played against each other. They should work on opposition team’s weakness and strength, “Singh said.
He said the team which would come more prepared and didi its home work well would be the champions.
“In every tournament we have to know about our opponents and we should be prepared against their weakness and strength,”
The former Fiji national u23 coach said when all teams prepared well in the tournaments and nothing could be said until the final whistle.
“When teams prepared well in the tournaments and do their best only the better team wins,”Singh said.
He said team should not under estimate Rakiraki as they were new team but playing in the tournament and in different atmsosphere would be different.
“Iam sure most people have counted Rakiraki and Dreketi out. We all know tournament atmosphere is very different and the bottom rated teams are always underdogs and can do upsets,” Singh said.
Singh said he had been approached by one district to coach in Vodafone Fiji FACT but it was not yet confirmed.
The Vodafone Fiji FACT pool matches will be played at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori from Friday May 12 to Sunday 14 and the finals will be played at a venue yet to be confirmed.
Host Rewa is drawn with neighbors Suva, CVC champions Lautoka and new comers Rakiraki in Group B while defending champions Nadi will battle against Labasa, Ba and Dreketi.