Pinto Industries Limited Labasa football team will arrive tomorrow to face Rewa in the first semi-final of the 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.
Association secretary Varun Anand said that they have been preparing well for the tournament.
“Our match with Rewa is always a tough one because we both have crowd support in Nausori,” he said.
“But we are not going to downplay them but it’s going to be a battle and we will try to win if we are to win the title.”
Anand said they are building up on their fitness and hope to be in good shape come Saturday.
He added that a few of their players had injuries but they are hopeful that they would recover in time.
“We will try our best and our coach Ronil Lal is addressing some of the team’s weaknesses so that we would be able to come out strong during the game.”
Anand said they have worked on a plan to face the Delta Tigers as they have been very consecutive in the group stages.
“We know Rewa is a very good team and the return of six players from the national duties will be their boost but we have our game plan,”Anand said.
Varun said they were confident of winning the title this year.
“We have done our part and now the onus is on the players to perform and we are confident with our boy’s that they will make us all proud.”
He urged fans in the south to come out in numbers and support the team.
Anand said some of the players to look out for are strikers Ratu Anare, Christopher Wasasala and Edwin Sahayam and Nickel Chand.
The Rewa vs Labasa match will kick off at 2pm while Nadi will face Suva at 4pm in the second semi-final.
The final of the 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT will be played on Sunday at 2.30pm.