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Labasa Sangam U17 tops pick up North

Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Labasa Sangam College U-17 team is the early favourite to represent the district at the national finals later in the year. Led by Misaele
08 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Labasa Sangam College U-17 team is the early favourite to represent the district at the national finals later in the year.
Led by Misaele Dranibaka, son of former national team striker Simon ‘Maradona’ Peters, the side topped Pool One with six points after walloping All Saints 4-0 featuring Krishneel Krishna, the younger brother Roy Krishna who plays for Waitakere United in New Zealand. Labasa Sangam College also has the services of Taione Kerebanua, Ilisoni Tuinawaicuvu who is a nephew of the Duguca brothers of Labasa team and Mikaele Gonave, the son of dual international Tevita Tukania who represented the national team in rugby and football.
Also part of the Sangam outfit is Melvin Reddy, the son of Labasa coach Bal Sanju Reddy. Labasa Secondary Schools Association president and Fiji Secondary Schools Association vice-president Vinay Singh said the semifinals and final of the Fiji SUN sponsored competition would be played on June 21.
“We’ve had a six-week programme for all grades of competition and all the finals will be played on June 21,’’ he said.
“We have completed the U-17 pool games. In the semifinals Labasa College will play Labasa Arya College and Labasa Muslim College will play Guru Nanak Khalsa.’’
“What we’ve witnessed over the past weeks were some very exciting games. A lot of these young players come from families where their fathers, brothers or uncles have played for district teams and also the national team,’’ he said.
Singh said four schools were competing in the Open girl’s grade.
“Girls competion is slowly generating interest in Labasa, before we had three schools fielding teams but just lately Labasa Arya College has also joined the competition,’’ he said.



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