Defending champions Rewa has been drawn in a tough pool with Fiji FACT winners Nadi, Suva and Dreketi in Group A while giants Ba, Lautoka, Labasa and Nadroga make up Group B.
Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel thanked sponsor INKK Mobile for backing the tournament for the eighth consecutive year and said playing 90 minute football has brought about a lot of positive results in the country.
“Taking the games to 90 minutes is paying a lot of dividends with teams progressing well in both the local and international arenas. Competition has been intensive and fierce on the local scene while our national teams have also qualified and played in world events like the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the upcoming Olympic Games.
“BOG is a very popular tournament on the Fiji FA calendar and we are thankful to INKK Mobile for their continued support and sponsorship.
“Definitely this will be another successful tournament with all teams coming into the competition prepared to win,” he said.
A sponsorship cheque of $60,000 was presented to Fiji FA and the winner of the tournament will walk away with $15,000, the runner up will receive $5000 while the losing semi-finalists will each get $1000.
The group matches will be played at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori from August 26-28 and the semi-finals and final will be played at a different venue a week later. Rewa defeated Ba 2-0 with the goals coming from brothers Iosefo Verevou and Epeli Saukuru to win the back-to-back INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants title.