CAPTION: Ba’s Abbu Zahid outclasses Rewa’s Leone Vurukania in the first semi-final clash. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.
By AJAY SHARMA
Ba has now secured its berth into the finals of the 23rd Vodafone Fiji Fact after edging Rewa 1-0 at Prince Charles Park this evening.
Nigerian Sanni Issa opened the account for the men in black in the 24th minute with a powerful shot.
Ba maintained the lead at breather as Avineshwaran Suwamy further extended it with a powerful shot after getting the perfect cross from Malakai Tiwa in the 32nd minute of the second spell.
The men in black have won the Fiji Fact for an impressive seven times and featured in the finals ten times.
Ba coach Yogendra Dutt has thanked everyone who supported the team during the Fiji Fact outing.
“I wish to thank everyone who has helped us and it is always amazing to be in the finals of any tournament and we look forward to the game tomorrow.”
The second semi-final clash between Nadi and Suva had already kicked off when this article went online.
Ba:Jone Ralulu, Avinesh Waran, Meli Codro, Jone Vesikula, Tuimasi Manuca (captain), Abbu Zahid, Sanni Issa, Remueru Tekiate, Malakai Tiwa, Laisenia Naioko, Marika Madigi.
Rewa: Akuila Mataisuva, Peniame Drova (captain), Inosi Cava, Robert Tasso, Leone Vurukania, Veresa Toma, Sheilveen Prasad, Poasa Bainivalu, James Naka, Epeli Saukuru, Maika Waqa.