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Abbu stars as Ba wins IDC at home

After a lackluster performance in past two seasons, the Men in Black bounced back in style.#As expected, the match started on a high with Ba’s Abbu Zahid and captain Avinesh Waran Swamy creating early attacks and putting the Nadi defense under pressure.#And the Jetsetters could not hold the pressure as Abbu sneaked-in the opener in the 21st minute sending the homes fans in jubilation. #Nadi, with Samuela Drudru and Napolioni Qasevakatini breaking the Ba defense through counter attacks, also proved dangerous on numerous occasion, however a high-flying goalkeeper Josaia Ratu stood tall under the sticks as Ba led 1-0 at the breather.#The Kamal Swamy-coached Jetsetters came back firing into the second as they applied pressure after pressure.#However, lapse of concentration in Nadi defense once again proved costly as lanky Abbu Zahid once again took advantage of the defensive blunder and placed it past diving goalie Vereti Dickson giving no chance at all.#Nadi tried tooth and nail till the final whistle but a stubborn Ba defense with the player of the tournament Alvin Singh was too strong for Nadi to beat.#Ba walked away with winning trophy, $20,000 prizemoney and gold medals while Nadi settled for silver medals with $5,500 prizemoney as runner up.#

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