Ba defeated Suva 2 – 0 to top Pool 1 while FACT hosts Nadi pipped Lautoka 2 – 1 in a thrilling encounter last night to finish as Pool 2 leaders.
Rusiate Matarerega and Uraia Loki scored for the Jetsetters while Jone Vonu Junior pulled one back for the Blues. Lautoka has been booted out of the tournament.
Napolioni Qasevakatini and Amani Makoe will not feature for Nadi after getting two yellow cards in the group stage.
Nadi coach Kamal Swamy said it was all the eagerness to win the match and book their place in the semi final.
“The pressure was on us from the fans and it was on the boys to deliver the best for the fans and that is what they have done. The players played their heart out for the district.” Swamy said.
“Playing Suva will not be easy as the pressure is on them to defend their title. They are a good side and it would be tough so I urge the fans to wear green and support the boys. Team is injury free and we will be working on the plan to beat Suva.” Swamy said.
The losing semi finalists will play in the third/fourth playoff on Sunday. The final will be held on Sunday as well.
In the Premier Division, Nasinu plays struggling Rakiraki side today in their second match of the competition.
-Kamal Swamy’s comments: Fiji FA