They will be coming out with wounded pride and the fans can look forward to a new intensity in their games.
The Men-in Black turn their eyes to the 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT after a lack luster outing at the 2017 OFC Champions League and Pillay Garments Champion vs Champion series.
The side has some of the most experienced players in Fiji but no longer commands the unbeatable tag. However, coming out from the OFC Champions League, they are fit,fast and exciting from the goal line to the middle of the center circle.
With eight titles – seven outright-and one shared with Labasa-the Men-in Black have not won since 2010. Ba in the harder pool will look to stamp their authority as one of the qualifiers. This should set them up for a semi-final spot with their energy levels still high.
Ba starts their campaign against defending champions Nadi at 3pm on Friday and faces Labasa on Saturday and their final pool match will be against Dreketi on Sunday.
Shaneel Goundar (GK) 2. Avinesh Waran Swamy, 3. Meli Codro 4. Manasa Nawakula, 5. Amen Bola, 6. Suliano Tawanakoro, 7. Sitiveni Cavuilagi. 8. Patrick Senivaliti, 9 Samuela Nabenia, 10. Mavileko Nakama, 11. Praneel Naidu, 12. Remuera Takiata, 13. Malaki Rakura, 14. Josefata Naibuli, 15. Saula Waqa, 16. Malakai Tiwa, 17. Junior Narendra Rao, 18. Laisenia Raura, 19. Jonetani Newa, 20. Patrick Sarwan, 21. Kishan Sami, 22. Josaia Ratu, (GK) 23. Shivneel Singh