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Ba, Nadi Qualify

  Nadi 1(Rusiate Matererega) Ba 1(Sitiveni Cavuilagi)   What happened: Defending champions Ba finished on top of the table in Group B after securing a 1-1 draw with pool runners-up
08 Oct 2016 13:50
Ba, Nadi Qualify
Nadi's Rusiate Matarerega celebrate as Ba goal keeper, Misiwani Nairube still on the ground after Nadi first goal during 2016 Courts IDC. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Nadi 1(Rusiate Matererega)

Ba 1(Sitiveni Cavuilagi)

 

What happened: Defending champions Ba finished on top of the table in Group B after securing a 1-1 draw with pool runners-up Nadi at the ANZ Stadium, Suva last night.

Both teams have secured their places in the semi-final tomorrow.

The jetsetters continued to pressure the ‘Men in Black’ in the first 45 minutes which saw Rusiate Matererega scoring,  Nadi led 1-0 at halftime.

Ba regrouped in the second half as they lifted the tempo. They also strengthened  their defence to spoil Nadi’s attacking game. Ba’s Sitiveni Cavuilagi scored the equaliser from a corner kick.

 

Big Play: Both sides played a well structured game and were ruthless in defence.

 

Star Turn:  The “Men in Black’ regrouped well and came out fighting in the second half.

 

Comments; Nadi coach Joseph Nand looks forward to the semi-final clash tomorrow.

“We did not reach the semi-final of the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants but now qualifying for the semi-final is a huge achievement for us.”

Ba coach Imdad Ali said; “The boys played well and we are now looking forward to the semi-final.” Edited by Osea Bola

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