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Rewa wins BOG in style

The Delta Tigers won their back to back BOG title in style and became $15,000 richer as the two brothers Iosefo Verevou and Epeli Saukuru scoring each for the side.
The game kicked off in front of the jam packed crowd as Ba dominated the Rewa half for the 10 minutes early in the first half.
The National U20 and U23 striker Iosefo Verevou kept the home crowed on their feet and found his target in the 30th minute as his long range shot from outside the Ba box gave goal keeper Misiwani Nairube no chance.
The Men-in Black fought back strongly in the second half as in the 80th minute Avinesh Swamy beat the Rewa defence but his shot hit the post.
Ba got several chances but could not capitalize as the cross Bar became their only enemy in the field.
Marika Rodu made a technical change in the dying stage of the game as he replaced Iosefo Verevou with elder brother Epeli Saukuru.
Saukuru who came in as a substitute showed his class and sealed the win for the home side in the 90th minute to mark his name on the history book with younger brother for scoring in the final.
The Delta tigers won their 7th BOG title on 2nd on their home ground.
The Rewa football coach Mrika rodu said it was a well deserve victory for the boys.
“We didn’t had a great start but our game plan was totally different from the one we had against Suva”, said Rodu.
“I am speechless and proud of the boys for coming out and doing what we asked them to do”, he said.
“The boys really stood up in every game and we didn’t had the expected start but we are glad to be the last team standing after the tournament”, he said.
Captain Simione Tamanisau said they had the game plan and the boys played accordingly.
“In order for the win today we had the game plan which was for us to score first and that we did and ball possession to hold the lead”, said the captain.
Tamanisau said they needed to make a mark in this tournament and needed a must win as they played their second final in this year’s major tournament in the Fiji FA calendar
“For us to come in the game as the defending champions we needed to make a mark in this tournament as we lost the Fiji Fact final earlier this year so we needed to win this tournament”, he said
“So hats off to the boys for keeping up their promises which we made”, he added
Tamanisau said the win is dedicated to his fellow team mate Villiame Bawai who broke his leg earlier in the semifinal match against Suva.
Ba secretary Iliyaz Khan said the boys played their hearts out in the 90minutes but were unlucky to win.
“The boys played their hearts out but unfortunately we were not able to capitalize on some of the occasion”, said Khan
“I would like to congratulate the Rewa team for winning the 2015 BOG”, he said
Meanwhile Rewa captain Simione Tamanisau received the golden glove award in the tournament and striker Iosefo Verevou received the golden boot awards for scoring five goals in the tournament and Jone Kaloutani received the player of the day.
Ba line up
Misiwani Nairube (GK),Avinesh Waran Swamy,Meli Codro,Jone Vesikula,Abbu Zahid,Mavileko Nakama,Alvin Singh,Remuera Tekiate, Saula Waqa, Malakai Tiwa, Laisenia Raura.
Rewa line up
Simione Tamanisau(GK),Peniame Drova,Lorima Dau,Jone Kaloutani,Mitieli Namuka,Garish Prasad,Usaia Tadau,Iosefo Verevou,Savenaca Nakalevu,Tevita Waranivalu,Amani Makoe

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