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Lautoka Aim to Win Triphy

Newly appointed coach Anginesh Prasad is confident of winning the title for the fans of Lautoka after 30 years.#Prasad said they had been preparing well for the tournament and there was no need for the boys to camp as they had trust and confidence in the players.#“Preparation is going very well, for 2016 BOG. There was some small hindrance due to weather but we managed to train, considering we might face same weather in Nausori,” Prasad said.#Prasad understands that expectations are high from the fans and he is doing all his best to prepare a competitive team.#“I know the expectation is high from our fans as we have not won B.O.G for long time now and our aim is to win the title for the Blues fans. Also expect discipline and structured football. “#The Lautoka man said he had taken the challenge to coach the team and did not find it difficult.#“It’s not at all difficult to coach when you have dedicated and committed players who are willing to sacrifice. #“Players have been supportive during training session and adapted well to the programme dished out to them. Also the executives and entire officials have been very supportive, “he said.#He said he was looking forward for better discipline and more structured football.”#The P Mehgaji’s sales manager believes the Pool has been evenly drawn and will not take any team lightly.#He said the teams in their pool were good and prepared well to win.#“We will be displaying quality and discipline football and the morale in camp is high as the boys are eager to win the title after so many years.# Prasad said he had been temporary given the charge but he was confident of proving his worth.#“I thank Lautoka Football executive for having faith in me and I’m confident after been with experienced coaches’ likes of Denies Singh, Lambert Sarju, and Jonny Williams and currently with Mr Kamal Swany will give the much awaited victory.#“They all have been my mentor.”#Lautoka last won the Battle of the Giants title in 1985 when they beat Suva 2-0 in the final in Suva. #The Blues have played eighth finals and only managed to win once.#The Sugar City side is drawn in Pool A with Ba, Labasa and Nadroga and plays its first match against Labasa this Friday at 5.30pm and on Day two they play Ba at 5pm and the final pool match will be against Nadroga on Sunday at 10am.#

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