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Lal Guides Manukau To Victory

Former national and Suva rep Shalen Lal guided Manukau to victory at the Vodafone-sponsored 58th Sanatan Convention football tournament at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Lal scored the winner in
06 Jul 2017 11:00
Lal Guides Manukau To Victory

Former national and Suva rep Shalen Lal guided Manukau to victory at the Vodafone-sponsored 58th Sanatan Convention football tournament at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Lal scored the winner in the penalty shootout during the final. The team from New Zealand won 5-4 in a closely contested affair.

In the semi-finals, Manukau defeated Lautoka 3-2 via a penalty shootout while Navua beat hosts Nadi 2-1.

Manukau walked away $3000 richer.

The final was a repeat of the last Sanatan World Cup grand final which Manukau won. Manukau included Rinal Prasad, Sandeep Singh and Aeron Singh.

Lal said victory was sweet.

“We had a very good preparation,” he said.

The players he said trained through the winter league season.

Meanwhile Makoi Veterans won the over 35 category defeating Tuva 1-0 in the final to retain their title.

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