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Prime Minister applauds achievers

Government will continue its commitment to uplift the standard of Fijian football, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He made the comment as chief guest during the final day of the
01 Sep 2014 08:06
Prime Minister applauds achievers

Government will continue its commitment to uplift the standard of Fijian football, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

He made the comment as chief guest during the final day of the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament yesterday.

Bainimarama applauded the efforts by the football community and assured his Government’s continued support.

“I’d like to congratulate Rewa for winning the 2014 B.O.G tournament,” Bainimarama said.

“Rewa played very well throughout the tournament and I’m sure you have pleased all the fans and that the people of Rewa are very proud of the win.

“I’d also like to congratulate all the other teams for a job well done and giving us two weeks of entertaining, incredible football. The hard work from the Fiji Football Association must also be commended as well as the level of play shown by the teams.

“I’m already looking forward to next year’s tournament where we will watch Rewa defend their title.

“Since 1978 the Battle of the Giants has been a fixture on Fiji’s sporting calendar where the top district teams would showcase their skills on a national level. I would like to thank the Fiji FA for their work in organising the B.O.G tournament.

“I would also like to thank the sponsors Inkk Mobile and once again congratulate Rewa on their win.”

CJ Patel Pacific general manager Pranil Singh offered congratulatory remarks on behalf of the sponsors Inkk Mobile.

“I’d like to acknowledge the attendance and participation of our spectators. Without you, the tournament would not have been successful,” Singh said.

“Over the past seven days, the B.O.G. has provided the opportunity for your teams to do their best against one another. I’m sure you have all enjoyed the tournament. We hope that our contribution from CJ Patel and Vodafone as partners has made a difference.

“I take this opportunity to once again congratulate the winners of the 2014 Inkk Mobile B.O.G. Rewa for the other teams, my best wishes and better luck next time.”

Speaking on behalf of the Fiji FA, official Parmesh Reddy offered thanks and congratulations all round.

Accepting the trophy, Delta Tigers captain Simione Tamanisau summed up their gratitude nicely.

“I just want to thank the boys for a job well done and for their commitment to training and preparations for the past few weeks and especially to the hardworking officials. Most of all we dedicate this to all the fans and supporters of Rewa.”

Rewa FA president Nazeel Buksh added sincere sentiments about the journey undertaken by the team.

“It has definitely been a very good tournament of Rewa and we managed to successfully emerge from the Pool of Death that we were drawn in, proving critics wrong.

“We know fans are quite disappointed with our more recent performances and we want to dedicate this win to them,” Buksh said

Along with the trophy, Rewa received $11,000 with Setareki Hughes being awarded the Golden Ball award as best overall player of the tournament.

Runner-up Lautoka received $4000 while third-placed All Freights Logistics Suva was given $1500. Inia Boko of Suva won the Golden Boot award.

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