Football

North Pole Eyes NCC Title

North Pole had beaten the star-studded Police team in the semi­finals, which featured most of the Suva district players including Suva’s scoring machine, Sairusi Nalaubu.
02 Jan 2021 15:02
North Pole Eyes NCC Title
The North Pole team and officials at the Fiji FA grounds in Vatuwaqa, Suva, after winning the Suva league competition. Photo: North Pole FC

Suva Football Association’s Su­per League champions, North Pole, aim to win the 2020 Na­tional Club Championship (NCC) title.

This will be their third time to participate in the NCC.

The team also won the Suva club comps in 2019, however, the NCC was not held.

The Kanform Industries-spon­sored side is laced with Suva dis­trict reps like striker Christopher Wasasala, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Jonetani Buksh, Fiji FACT Golden glove recipient, Beniamino Matein­aqara and brothers Iosefo Verevou and Epeli Saukuru.

Team coach and player Imtiaz Begg said their goal was to be the crowned champions at the end of the tournament, which is sched­uled for January 8-10.

“We will start training on Monday, as some players have taken their festive break,” he said.

“We set our goals to win the Suva league and we did it for two years-in-a-row. And now we look forward to win the NCC next week, which is our next target.

“We will see how it goes, as team such as Kasavu also has a lot of Rewa district reps on their side.”

Begg indicated that the team was named North Pole as it targeted Northern players from Labasa who resides in Suva.

North Pole had beaten the star-studded Police team in the semi­finals, which featured most of the Suva district players including Suva’s scoring machine, Sairusi Nalaubu.

They last qualified to the NCC in 2013.

The club was founded in 2009 where Begg played along Suva reps like Samuela Kautoga.

The NCC venue is yet to be con­firmed.

Edited by Osea Bola


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