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Nukuloa College of Ba were crowned the new Under- 19 champions of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Football Championships yesterday. This was after they defeated Baulevu High School of Nausori
15 Aug 2016 14:46
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The Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Football Championships Under 19 champions Nukuloa College with teachers and supporters in Ba yesterday. Photo: Charles Chambers

Nukuloa College of Ba were crowned the new Under- 19 champions of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Football Championships yesterday.

This was after they defeated Baulevu High School of Nausori 2-1 in the final at the Ba Soccer Academy.

And AD Patel College won the girls’ division.

The side, who were also U17 champions in 2014, reaped the rewards for keeping the same team together over the years.

Ratu Savou opened the scoring in the first spell with a classic goal in the 15th minute which gave his school the early advantage.

Vilitati Kautoga followed up with another goal minutes later with a deft touch for Nukuloa Collge to go into the halftine with a 2-0 lead.

In the second spell, Baulevu High decided not to lose grip of the game and came back with a goal.

Nukuloa coach Nazim Ali was over the moon with the win considering their school were in a remote area and the players had pushed themselves to the limit during training.

In the U17 final, Tavua College’s Ashay Lal capitalised on a poor clearance from the Natabua High’s defence.

Tavua College received a free kick about 20 metres out and Lal slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to give his side a 1-0 victory.

In the U15 division, Ba Sangam edged out Nadogo Secondary from Vanua Levu 1-0.

In the girls Open division, AD Patel College scored a second half goal through Koleta Marama to beat Xavier College 1-0.

Prizes were presented by Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 



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