Youngsters prove themselves in Local League

CAPTION: Last year’s premier division champs Nadi Andhra have won their first super-premier match 2-1 against Qeleloa Youth. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

Young players came out to prove themselves as the Nadi Football Local League was launched today at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

The Allan Thomas Management Services (ATMS) sponsored league kick started today with three matches in Ground two, today.

Nadi FA Local League Director, Mohammed Nasir said the game is a good opportunity for the young players to showcase their talents and capabilities.

?The matches have been really good, and this is where the Nadi Football Association selects the best players to represent the district side,? he said.

Foodhall Gandhi Lionz defeated Kings Football in the opening match, 2-1, followed by Aries Warriors victory over AIMS Rental Navakai, 2-1.

In the final match of the day, newly promoted Nadi Andhra won against Qeleloa Youth, 2-1.

Nadi Andhra also won the best dressed team title earlier today at the opening ceremony. Nadi FA Patron and Executive Chairman for Jacks of Fiji, Dilip Khatri was chief guest at the function. His company is also the major sponsor of the Nadi district side this year.

Nadi Football Local league consists of Super Premier and Premier teams, with a total of 25 teams.

ATMS Australia Eels are the defending champions for the Super Premier Division, whereas, Nadi Andhra who the Premier title are now in the top division.

Meanwhile, two Nadi football reps, Amani Makoe and Eliki Ravusai played for the Foodhall Gandhi Lionz.

They will later feature again for the Nadi versus Amicale FC (champion club from Vanuatu) in the international friendly match at 3pm today.

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