Labasa are having a great time in the season. The Babasiga Lions lifted Inter-District Championship’s trophy last month and they finished Vodafone Premier League in fifth after winning five matches in a row to escape from relegation.
This good moment raised the team’s morale and it is helping them to prepare for Fiji FACT that is going to be contested later this month. However, head coach Ronil Lal will have to deal with the absence of Ashnil Raju, who is going to miss the tournament for a special reason: his wedding is scheduled for 28 November.
Fiji FACT is the last official tournament for Labasa in 2020, which means that we are not going to see Raju playing another official match this year. The 25-year-old midfielder is a regular starter in Labasa as he played 19 official matches for Babasiga Lions this season, including Vodafone Premier League, Battle of the Giants and Inter-District Championship.
Labasa are drawn in the Group A along with Ba, Nasinu and Rewa. The Babasiga Lions will debut in the tournament against Rewa on 21st of this month. You can check the schedule of 2020 Fiji FACT by clicking here.