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Navua Sanatan Triumph

Navua Sanatan Triumph
Navua Sanatan wins the Sanatan World Cup after defeated Nadi at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
October 09
11:00 2018

Nippy striker Sharad Kumar was the toast of the Navua side when he slot­ted in the winning goal as they beat Nadi 1-0 in the final of the 2018 Ram’s Group of Companies Sanatan World Cup at Prince Charles Park, Nadi last night.

Kumar’s well-timed shot saw the ball sailed past goalkeeper Parmesh Chand into the net during the first half of the extra spell.

Navua Sanatan team manager Pravin Sin­gh said: “A big thank you to the boys and through their hard work we came out victo­rious.

“We had a young team and we faced a lot of hurdles but what we achieved today is some­thing we cannot explain.

“Nadi was a good team and gave us a good run for our money. It was a fantastic effort. Our preparation for the 2020 event has now begun.”

Nadi captain Ronald Dutt congratulated Na­vua for being a worthy opponent.

In the semi-final, Navua edged out Varoka 1-0 while Nadi beat defending champions Queensland 7-6 on penalty kicks.

In the other finals: Under- 15 New Zealand beat Nadi 1-0, in the 45+ Savusavu Sydney beat Canada 1-0 while again in the 40+ Sa­vusavu Sydney pipped Lautoka NZ 1-0.

The tournament was organised by the Sana­tan World Cup Sports and Cultural Inc. and is sanctioned by the Fiji Football Association.

The next Sanatan World Cup in 2020 will be hosted by Queensland.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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