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Nadi retain FACT title

Amani Makoe’s long range attempt in the first spell of extra time was enough for Nadi to retain the silverware and win the first major championship of the 2014 season. #Nadi goal keeper Benaminio Mateinaqara who was later announced the player of the tournament was the thorn for the Suva side as his numerous saves denied Suva . #Suva headed into the final being the only undefeated side in the two weekend competition and was hot favourites to upset Nadi. #The capital side missed the services of Fiji U20 rep Nickel Chand who played a vital role towards the road to the final was suspended after being sent off in the semifinal clash against Labasa.#Suva had beaten Labasa 2-1 and Nadi upset Ba 2-0 in the semifinal stage on Saturday. #After normal time both sides were locked 0-0, referee Ravitesh Behari signaled for extra time. #Nadi looked strong in the opening spell and Makoe nailed the match winning goal. #“The win is for the people of Nadi and everyone who supported the team. We had a plan for the district and the players played their hearts out today,” Nadi coach Kamal Swamy #said. #Awards#Winner: Nadi ($15, 000)#Runner Up: Suva ($4,000)#Best Player: Benaminio Mateinaqara (Nadi) #Golden Boot : Ravinesh Karan Singh (Suva) #Third Place: Labasa ($1,500)#U17: Rewa #2014 Vodafone Fiji FACT #Sunday June 29, 2014 #Full Time: Nadi 1 Suva 0#Nadi Goal: Amani Makoe 104’#Nadi Cautions: William Valentine 35’, Eliki Ravosai 44’; Amani Makoe 68’;Samuela Drudru 71’;Ilimotama Jese 87’#Suva Cautions: Pita Rabo 41’;Jale Dreloa 94’#4pm Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori#3RD-4TH Place Playoffs#Full Time: Labasa 3 Ba 0#Labasa Goals: Christopher Wasasala 68’, Ashnil Raju 90’, Joseph Mishra 90+2’#Labasa Caution: Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu 33’ #2pm Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori#Nadi:#22. Benaminio Mateinaqara (GK), 4. Shafim Buksh, 7. William Valentine, 9. Vuniuci Tikomaimereke, 11. Ilimotama Jese, 12. Ame Votoniu, 14. Samuela Drudru, 15. Napolioni Qasevakatini, 16. Amani Makoe, 18. Eliki Ravosai (C ), 20. Mataiasi Toma#Reserves: 1. Vereti Dickson (GK), 2. Rahul Krishna, 3. Semesa Muadonu, 5. Filipe Baravilala, 6. Ratu Bainivalu, 17. Jolame Vukivuki, 19. Savenaca Nasara#Suva: #22. Emori Ragata (GK), 3. Abdul Mosheem, 4. Jale Dreloa, 6. Leone Damudamu, 7. Pita Rabo, 8. Sakaraia Naisua, 10. Inia Boko, 11. Sahil Dave, 13. Ravinesh Singh (C ), 17. Kolonio Sivoki, 18. Tony Tuivuna#Reserves:1. Uliasi Tamanisau (GK), 5. Noa Vukica, 9. Tomasi Uculoa, 12. Dave Radrigai, 14. Aaron Edward, 2. Waisake Navunigasau, 19. Wallace Bali #

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