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Galaxy Premier League Week 4 Previews

The two sides have remained unbeaten after three rounds and the Babasiga Lions currently lead the points table with 8 points while Nadi who have played one game less are in second place with 7 points.
Labasa have the advantage as they will be playing in front of their home crowd and a chance to extend their lead. Labasa drew their first match against Rewa 1-1, beat Lautoka 2-1, Tailevu/Naitasiri 1-0 and drew with Suva 2-2.
Nadi will be a having a mammoth task to keep their unbeaten record intact and will be aiming for nothing else but a win in the North.
With the return of coach Kamal Swamy, Nadi will not leave any stone unturned as they want to beat Labasa in their home ground.
Nadi have thrashed Tailevu/Naitasiri 6-1, Rewa 5-0 and drew with Suva 1-1.Labasa and Nadi will be depending on their goalkeepers Filipo Daugunu and Vereti Dixson, who have are now in their prime.
L ab a s a w i l l b a n k on players l i ke T a n iel a Waqa , P it a Bolaitoga, ApisalomeT uruva, TaioneKerevanua, IlisoniLogavou, MaciuDunadamu, Edwin Sahayam, Krishneel Krishna and Christopher Wasasala.
Player to watch: Krishneel Krishna (Labasa)
Nadi will be banking on Eliki Ravosai, Lekima Gonerau, William Valentine, Rahul Krishna, Krishna
Swamy, Josefata Dugucagi and Benaminio Mateinaqara.
Player to watch: Josefata Dugucagi
The match kicks off at 1.30pm
Nadroga will be aiming for an-other major upset after their 1-0 win against Lautoka last Sunday. The Stallions have been training well under coach Joseph Anthony. Nadroga have defeated Ba on many occasions.
A young Nadroga side will depend on players like Krishneel Datt, Gerard Voi, Luke Rawadamu, Tomasi Tuicakau, Diven Don Raj and Tasleem Rehman.
Player to watch: Gerard Voi.
Ba, after their loss to Lautoka will not be taking Nadroga lightly and will come up firing to keep their tag as champions. Ba will be without their U20 players but will field an experience side against Nadroga..
Ba players to take the field are Remeuru Takiata, Josefata Neibuli, Avinesh Swamy, RonliKumar, Manasa Rawakula, Shamil Rao and Abbu Zaid.
Player to watch: Abbu Zaid.
The Lautoka football side will want to bounce back to winning ways in the Rewa Galaxy Premier League against Tailevu/Naitasiri on Sunday.
After a 2-1 loss to Labasa in the first round, the Blues upset Ba 2-1 last Friday before bowing out to Nadroga last Sunday.
Lautoka boast the services of IIiesa Lino, Zibraaz Saheb, Alvin Avinesh, Jone Vonu Jnr, Leisari Qalica,
Arvindra Naidu, Edwin Justine and RusiateMateirerega.
Player to watch: Zibraaz Saheb.
Newcomers Tailevu/Naitasiri have improved their performance from the last match and are confident of giving Lautoka a tough time. The Abdul Zaman coached- side lost their first match 6-1 against Nadi, drew with Nadroga 1-1 before going down to Labasa 1-0.
They are currently placed second last on the points table and will do their best to avoid direct demotion.
Players : Josaia Ratu, David M a t a v e s i , K e n i D o i d o i , KaliovaTivulu, ShivneelRam, Nalinesh Reddy, Vikrant Chandra, Ajesh Narayan, JaleVota, Madhwan Goundar, Rohnil Ram.
Player to watch: Keni Doidoi.
Suva and Rewa match will be a cracker because of their fierce rivalries. Suva have the advantage as they have drawn both their games so far. Suva coach Gurjit Singh has worked on their weaknesses and will be fielding new players as they will miss the services of their U20 reps.
Rewa after a poor performance in their last two matches will be aiming for a good outing. They too will be without their strikers Iosefo Verevou and Setareki Highes as they are on international engagements.
Coach Marika Rodu is happy that some key players have shown interest and are back training. He has promised their fans that they will beat Suva at any cost.
Avikash Chand
Fiji FA Media

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