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Makasiale Kicks Covenant To Win

Makasiale Kicks Covenant To Win
From left: chairman of Investment Fiji Truman Bradley, British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins, Minister of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya, Investment Fiji chief exectuive officer Godo Muller-Tuet,Tappoo general manager finance Sumith Perera, representing last year’s Supreme winners, Fiji Water legal counsel South Pacific Lorraine Reiher, representing this year’s Supreme Award sponsor and New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr at the launch of the 2018 Prime Ministers International Business Awards in Suva on July 16,2018. Photo: Simione Haranavanua
September 22
09:45 2014

Jovesa Makasiale stole the show for Covenant as the side defeated DHL Raiwaqa 16-9 in a pulsating Suva Rugby Union RC Manubhai Escott Shield Premier Division quarterfinal at the ANZ Stadium in Suva last Saturday.

And he is expected play a key role in the semifinal against National Fire Authority while the other semifinalists are Army and Police.

Raiwaqa was favoured to win but Makasiale, who returned from three-month stint with the Counties Manukau in New Zealand, superbly made the difference with his kicking ability.

With only a few minutes left and locked at 9-9, Makasiale converted a try to secure the victory.

Semi Keli was the star for Covenant. The towering forward scored the winning try for the side.

Covenant coach Sakaraia Labalaba praised his players.

“I’m impressed with their performance,” Labalaba said.

“It was a tough game and our players played according to plan. We are now focusing on the semifinal.”

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