By ANUSHIL KUMAR
Shop N Save Nadi’s fate for the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament is all over.
This was after they suffered a 1-0 loss to Rewa in their final pool match at Govind Park in Ba earlier today which has confirmed a semi-final spot for Ba and Rewa sending the Jetsetters packing home.
The match started on a slow note even though both the teams knew the importance on the game as Rewa had earlier held Ba to a scoreless draw and defeated Labasa 1-0 while Nadi suffered a loss to the defending champion Ba 1-0 but they bounced back to beat Labasa 2-1 in their second pool match.
However, Rewa’s Akash Singh broke the hearts of the mighty Nadi players, officials and fans in the dying stages of the match as a blunder by Nadi goalkeeper Beniaminio Mateinaqara saw the delta tigers hit the back of the net and ended Nadi’s fate for the second major title of the year.
Ba needs to beat Labasa in order qualify as the pool winners as a draw or a loss would mean Rewa being the pool winners and Ba as the runners-up.
The Labasa versus Ba clash will kick-off at 5pm today.