Can Labasa continue its winning streak?

The Babasiga Lions had a great season in 2019; winning the Inter-District Championship and the Battle of the Giants in the same season is not too common for a Fijian club. Labasa fans can be very proud of their team’s performances last season and hope that the good form will continue in 2020. A good sign for the fans came earlier this year when Labasa won Champion vs. Champion series against Ba – the Lions‘ first title of the year – but their first games in the Vodafone Premier League were not at the same level as last season.

Ratu Apenisa‘s double enabled Labasa to defeat Ba in the CVC and celebrate another very important moment in their footballing history. However, from their first five games in the national league, Labasa lost three, drew once a and in the second game of the Vodafone Premier League they won the last-placed Navua – their only victory so far.

Despite winning major tournaments last season, Labasa must have a good season in the Vodafone Premier League if they are to return to the OFC Champions League – to qualify for the regional tournament, the club must finish at least second in the season. Qualifying for the O-League is certainly something that Babasiga Lions fans really want to achieve.

Labasa team before match against Ba at CVC – FFA Media

Sitting only 5th in the national league at the moment, Labasa know they have to do much if they want to continue their winning form they achieved in the past season. The good performances of players as Akuila Mateisuva, Siotame Kubu and Atonio Tuivuna are crucial for Labasa success – the club managed to keep all three players for 2020 and also boosted their squad signing the attacker Ratu Apenisa that already shown his capabilities in the Champion vs Champion series.

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Ronil Lal: very proud to be part of Labasa.

Losing only the Solomon Islands’ international Dennis Ifunaoa that rejoined Solomon Warriors back in his country for the OFC Champions League, Labasa also has very interesting players in their squad for 2020 alongside the stars Mateisuva, Kubu and Tuivuna – the likes of Akeimi Ralulu and Ashneel Raju can be very important for the team to continue their succesful form.

For Fijian football fans and analysts alike, Labasa is certainly has what it takes to continue its winning streak; highs and lows happen in a season and the poor start they have gotten off to in the Vodafone Premier League from February to March before the COVID-19 pandemic forces the Fijian Football Association to stop the national league can only be a bad moment – something that Ronil Lal’s players can still overcome in fashion and battle for the big tournament and the national league in the current season.


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