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Lajonia Crowned Labasa Sanatan Champions

After 6 years of waiting the La­jonia Sanatan football team finally hoisted the Carpenters Finance Labasa tournament title at Subrail Park, Labasa on Sunday night. This was after they beat
18 Sep 2018 11:00
Lajonia Crowned Labasa Sanatan Champions
Lajonia Sanatan team winner of the Carpenters Finance Labasa Sanatan Tournament at Subrail Park in Labasa on September 16,2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu

After 6 years of waiting the La­jonia Sanatan football team finally hoisted the Carpenters Finance Labasa tournament title at Subrail Park, Labasa on Sunday night.

This was after they beat Bulileka Sanatan side 5-4 on penalty kicks as they were locked at 0-0 right on full­time and played two extra spells.

UNITY

A jubilant Lajonia Sanatan coach Mohammed Waseen told SUNsports he was proud of the team and what they have achieved.

“Being a Muslim and coaching a Sanatan team of my area for the first time was an honour,” the former La­basa rep said.

“I dedicate this win to all the players and their families for their dedica­tion and support. We were not confi­dent of winning the tournament as first because we were aware of the strong competition that exist but we took each game at a time, build on our strength and we became confident.”

Waseem said the unity among the players was their driving force.

THIRD TIME UNLUCKY

Bulileka Sanatan team manager Su­mal Kumar said it was unfortunate that they lost.

“We are the most consistent team. I’m saying this because we’ve reached the final for the past three years in a row.

“Definitely we will return next year and go for a win.”

GETTING BETTER

Tournament chairman Mor Singh thanked the 49 teams that participat­ed in the tournament.

“This is my eighth tournament as a chairman and I can say this was the most successful one,” he added.

LIST OF WINNERS

Winners: Lajonia Sanatan

Runners- Up: Bulileka Sanatan

Best Player of the Tournament:

Vikrant Chandra (Naleba Sanatan)

Best Manager: Umesh Chand (Lajo­nia Sanatan)

Best Coach: Shamal Kumar (Buli­leka Sanatan), Mohammed Waseem (Lajonia Sanatan)

Golden Glove: Shamal Kumar (Buli­leka Sanatan)

Golden Boot: Ashneel Sami (Vunika Sanatan)

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua



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