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Nagatalevu Keeps Hopes Alive

The Penaia Nagatalevu captained Tavua College side is the team to beat in the 64th Digicel Fiji Secondary School Un¬der-17 championship.
29 Sep 2022 15:37
Nagatalevu Keeps Hopes Alive
Nadroga Arya College girls’ team at Churchill Park, Lautoka on September 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Penaia Nagatalevu cap­tained Tavua College side is the team to beat in the 64th Digicel Fiji Secondary School Un­der-17 championship.

Nagatalevu, an U17 national rep scored a goal in their 2-0 win over Na­dogo College at the Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

He did not mince his words as they set on track to retain the age group title.

Nagatalevu said: “It was a good game, we have a good band of boys who have been playing together since the 2019 final where we defeated Xa­vier College 1-0. We won’t rest on our laurels.”

The championship was not played the last two years due to the global pandemic, Coronavirus.

“We have had to play more set piec­es; our attacks have been good with a few other small things here and there to fix.”

Under-17 defending champions Tavua College at Churchill Park in Lautoka on September 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Under-17 defending champions Tavua College at Churchill Park in Lautoka on September 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Association secretary Bimlesh Kumar said since 1957, the schools’ national tournament has been the much-awaited sporting event as it brings together talented school teams and individuals from the four zones to showcase their skills and abilities.

“The age groups are the U15, U17 and U19 grades. Currently there are 80 affiliated schools participating in different grades at district level.”

Nadogo Secondary School Under-19 team at Churchill Park, Lautoka on September 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Nadogo Secondary School Under-19 team at Churchill Park, Lautoka on
September 28, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Yesterday’s boys’ results:

U19 grade results: Tavua College 2–0 Nadogo College, Xavier College 2–0 Vunimono High School, Central College Lautoka 1–1 Sigatoka Meth­odist High, AD Patel College 0–0 Ko­rovuto College, Natabua High School 2–0 DAV College Suva, Vashist Muni 0–2 Labasa Muslim College, Xavier College 2–1 Nadogo College, Tavua College 0–2 Vunimono High. Under 17 – Korovuto College 1 –2 Xavier Col­lege, Bulileka Sanatan College 0-0 Vunimono High School. Under 15 – Xavier College 0–0 Vashist Muni Col­lege, TIlak High School 1–0 Labasa College.

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