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REWA CROWNED U21 CHAMPS

The junior delta tigers defeated defending champion Dai-ichi (West) Ba 4-1 in their last match of the national playoffs which comprised of other zone winners. #After the divisional playoffs , Fiji FA opted for a league format at the three-day playoffs. #Rewa started their campaign last Friday with a huge 5-0 victory over Labasa. #On Saturday they played to a 0-0 draw against Nadi who had the services of former national under 20 reps Rusiate Matarerega and Napolioni Qasevakatini. #Rewa faced Ba in their last deciding match. #Ba had drew 0-0 against Nadi and later beat Labasa 3-1. The winner of the Ba-Rewa clash was to be crowned the 2013 champion. #Rewa coach Nigel Khan said the victory was a milestone achievement for his side. #“It feels good to win the U21 title after knocking on the doors for quite a number of seasons and finally winning it. The credit must to all the players,” Khan said. #“We came out a win knowing Ba was a very good side. We knew if we stayed back to defending Ba would have beaten us so we decided to take the game to them”.#Khan believes that the young talent will be an asset for the Rewa Football Association in the near future. #“This win is a milestone achievement for the Rewa district. It proves that there is talent in Rewa and has players have a lot of potential which the district side can use,” he concluded. #Ba Football association secretary Iliyaz Khan said defeat has been accepted and applauded the Rewa U21 side. #“We played well and the boys tried their best in the conditions. At the end of the day we were not lucky but congratulations to the Rewa side,” Khan said.#“The loss is not a setback for the Ba district as the U21 playoffs has given us a chance to expose many of our players who are ready to move up to the Super Premier division which gives us confidence.”#The Ba FA secretary also thanked their sponsors, president Rishi Kumar and well-wishers. #Results from the playoffs #Rewa 5 Labasa 0#Nadi 0 Ba 0#Rewa 0 Nadi 0#Ba 3 Labasa 1#Labasa 2 Nadi 2#Rewa 4 Ba 1#

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