Greetings to all
First of all I would like to thank all participating teams to the 2015 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament for displaying exciting football at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori.
The level of competition amongst the teams showed that all districts came well prepared but unfortunately only four teams can make it to the final round of competition.
Congratulations to Suva, Nadi, Ba and Rewa for making it to the semifinals.
As we wait for the fireworks to explode when Ba and Nadi clash tonight at Govind Park, Ba while tomorrow arch-rivals Rewa take on Suva at Ratu Cakobau Park.
History shows that Suva and Nadi have not won the Battle of the Giants for over a decade now while Ba last won it in 2013. Rewa are the defending champions and are determined to lift the prestigious trophy once again.
The new format introduced by Fiji FA has given time the teams to recover and prepare well for the semifinals- so fans should expect an explosive affair as they all gun for the top spot.
As we all know this is a historic year for football in Fiji as our Vodafone Fijian national Under-20 played in the FIFA U20 World Cup while our Vodafone Fijian national U23 team qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I would like to thank our sponsors Inkk Mobile for sponsoring the tourney for the last seven years.
In Fiji, we rely a lot on sponsors and I take my hat off to all the companies who have come out to sponsor our events.
Also our appreciation goes to the administrators of the Nausori Town Council for working tirelessly in ensuring the ground was in tip top shape for the tournament. This enabled the districts to play constructive football which fans enjoyed to watch.
I hope the fans come out in numbers to witness the semifinals and final.
To the surviving teams I wish them all the best and may the best team win.
Expect Explosive Football!
Greetings to all