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Champ Again

The Ba Women’s team retained its Vodafone Senior Women’s League title after beating Labasa 1-0 on Saturday at Fiji FA Academy Grounds in Vatuwaqa.
The Women-in-Black after defeating Tailevu Naitasiri 10-0 in their opening match on Friday just needed a win to clinch their back to back title.
Ba’s goal scoring machine Cema Nasau scored the winner in the 37th minute of play giving the side all the relief after a courageous fight by the Labasa women’s side.
Ba captain Louisa Tamanitoakula thanked her players for the showing the spirit in retaining the title.
“We came here with a mission which was to retain our title and I am thankful to the Almighty for giving us strength,”Tamanitoakula said.
Labasa coach Saniala Bera was happy with his team’s performance despite the loss.
“I am happy with performance of my girl’s and I think Ba was a better team and won,”Bera said.
The former national striker said Ba gave them a good fought in the match.
“Ba came out well prepared but nothing to be taken away from my girls as they played their heart out and did what they could till the final whistle.
“We will come back more prepared this year,”Bera said.
Fiji Football Association vice president Susan Wise congratulated Ba side for winning the back to back title.
“I congratulate Ba for winning their title once again this year and also Labasa side for their great performance, “Wise said.
Meanwhile Ba walked away $1500 richer while Labasa finished second and received $750 while Tailevu Naitasiri got $500.
In other matches on Saturday Rewa Youth defeated Suva Youth 3-2 while Tailevu Naitasiri won 2-1 against Navua.

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