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Ba Champs Again

Ba 2: ( Abbu Zahid 21st min, 48th) Nadi 0 The 4R Electrical Ba football team are champions of the 2015 Courts Inter-District Championship. The ‘Men In Black’ defeated Jack’s
12 Oct 2015 14:34
Ba Champs Again
Ba's Malakai Tiwa attacks Nadi goalmouth at Govind Park in Ba yesterday.

Ba 2: ( Abbu Zahid 21st min, 48th)
Nadi 0
The 4R Electrical Ba football team are champions of the 2015 Courts Inter-District Championship.
The ‘Men In Black’ defeated Jack’s Nadi 2-0 in the final at Govind Park, Ba, yesterday.
Ba won $20,000 while Nadi returned home $5500 richer.
This was the 24th IDC win for the ‘Men In Black’ who walked away with the coveted silverware after a lapse of two years.
Teamwork and dedication paid off for Ba as they were able to dominate possession in the first 45 minutes and put Nadi under pressure.
Great effort displayed by Ba who stuck to their great attacking game with Abbu Zahid and Samuela Nabenia playing instrumental roles.
In the 21st minute Nadi goalkeeper Vereti Dickinson failed to stop the ball allowing Abbu Zahid to pounce and score the first goal.
Halftime: Ba 1- 0 Nadi
The ‘Men in Black’ were more aggressive and hungry for goals in the second half.
Zahid scored the second goal in the 48th minute.
Nadi only had themselves to blame as they were unable to utilise opportunities well and failing to connect with striker Samuela Drudru. Fulltime: Ba 2 Nadi 0.
Defender Alvin Singh was named Player of the Tournament.
Big play: Ba put up a brave performance and deserved to win.
Star turn: Striker Abbu Zahid played a key role.
Comments: Ba coach Imdad Ali: “We proved critics wrong. The boys played very good soccer which Ba was renowned of.”
Nadi president Navneeda Goundar: “Congratulations to Ba. Our players did not play as expected. The players were confident.
“This is our third consecutive loss in the final.”

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