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Zahid Scores Four Goals

Zahid Scores Four Goals
Ba’s Malakai Tiwa defends against Tavua’s Atunaisa Livanalagi in their pool match at the Churchill Park in Lautoka on July 21, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 22
11:39 2018

Striker Abbu Zahid scored all goals in the 4-0 drubbing of Tavua in the sec­ond pool match of the 2018 INKK Mo­bile Battle of the Giants at the Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday.

What happened: the Malakai Tiwa -cap­tained Ba side maintained their unbeaten run after the 2-0 win over Labasa on Friday night.

Ba had the services of Mavileko Nakama, Saula Waqa, Manasa Nawaikula, Laise­nia Raura, Malakai Tiwa while Atunaisa Naucukidi replaced Josaia Ratu who was injured before the match started.

Tavua had the likes of Vilitati Kautoga, Kasim Khan, Mosim Khan, Vilive Livanala­gi, Sairusi Nalewadonu.

Halftime: Ba 0–0 Tavua.

In the second spell Ba managed to bring in impact players such as Marika Robanadaka­vu, Kini Madigi which made a difference.

Zahid was assisted with many opportuni­ties from midfield and he opened the flood­gates in the 57th minute and again in the 75th minute.

Zahid pulled another one beating goal­keeper Jovilisi Borisi in the 84th minute. A minute later he scored his fourth and final goal after being assisted by Kini Madigi who came off the bench.

Big Play: Zahid scoring four goals a rare feat.

Star Turn: Meli Codro worked tirelessly on the left link.

Comments: Ba manager Arvind Singh said, “Happy to record another win. Three points is very crucial for us and it is not easy to beat Tavua. We have one more game to play.”

Tavua captain Semi Vakatalai said,

“We tried our best but Ba is a champion side.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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