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Nadi Gujarati upset giantkillers Lami

Nadi Gujarati upset giantkillers Lami
Gracious in defeat the Lami Gujarati football at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori on September 9, 2018. They upset tournament favourites Suva 1-0 in the semi-final before going down to Nadi 5-4 on penalty kicks in the final. Photo: Karalaini Tavi.
October 09
10:01 2018

Nadi are the new winners of the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Gujarati Sports Asso­ciation tournament.

This was after they beat Lami 5-4 on penal­ty shootouts at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori yesterday.

Nadi coach/ player Aditya Raniga said the team had been training for more than seven weeks for the tournament and are happy with to get the win.

“We have sacrificed a lot and to get this win is something that is special to us,” Raniga said.

“This win is dedicated to the people of Nadi and the Gujarati community who have supported us to get here.”

Earlier on Nadi edged out defending cham­pions Lautoka 1-0 while Lami ended Suva’s run with a 1-0 win.

Tournament organiser Sanjay Patel said next year’s tournament will be held in Nadi.

“Everything was a success despite the driz­zle in the first two days. We have decided to shift the games to Nadi next year and it is expected to bigger and better.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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