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Top Four Reps From Week One

The group matches of the Punjas Battle of the Giants are completed with the top four teams being confirmed. From Group A, All in One Build­ers Nadi and Farmtrac Tractors Labasa have qualified along with Group B winners of Bargain Box Ba and Rewa.
30 Aug 2022 17:08
Top Four Reps From Week One
Lanky Rewa midfielder Gabirieli Matanisiga challenges Bargain Box Ba goalkeeper Misiwani Narube that led to Rewa’s winning goal during the Punjas Battle of the Giants tournament at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on August 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The group matches of the Punjas Battle of the Giants are completed with the top four teams being confirmed. From Group A, All in One Build­ers Nadi and Farmtrac Tractors Labasa have qualified along with Group B winners of Bargain Box Ba and Rewa.

So, at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on Saturday, at 2pm Nadi takes on Rewa while Ba faces Labasa at 4.30pm.

However, from the group match­es there were a number of players that stood out.

So let’s take a look at some of the top performers from the first week of competition.

 

Luke Savu (Ba)

Returning to Ba after a stint with Nasinu, Savu seemed to have found his mojo.

He is the son of the late Ba star striker Taito Bula.

Savu who showed his class was always has­sling the opposition defenders.

He scored from a classic header in their B.O.G opener against Navua and a lot will be expected from him this weekend.

A player with the never say die attitude.

 

Gabirieli Matanisiga (Rewa)

The lanky midfielder who dons the No.10 jumper is a tireless worker.

A thinking player who is quick to fall back into defence or else someone to count on when it comes to scoring the much-need­ed goal.

Matanisiga did just that in their 1-0 win over Ba.

He scored the lone goal in the 71st minute as they edged Lau­toka in securing a semifinal spot.

Keep an eye on him in the semi­final.

 

Lekima Gonerau (Labasa)

A reliable defender and not an easy man to get past.

Gonerau is always lurking on the flanks look­ing a chance to score goals.

His 40-yard drive from the left flank against Suva that saw the ball hit the back of the net, should be a top contender for the Goal of the Tournament or Goal of the Year.

 

Tevita Ravia (Nadi)

This rookie goalkeeper has been Nadi’s saviour during the B.O.G.

He puts on brave performances and his spectacular saves dur­ing their group matches kept has Nadi in the running for the top prize.

 

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