Nippy Smart Efficient Security Suva midfielder Shahil Dave scooped the Golden Boot award at the 2017 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) after netting four goals in group stages.
Dave said it was proud moment for him to win the award.
“It was not easy scoring four goals in the tournament and I thank my teammates for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to score goals.
After I scored two goals against Nadi, my confidence level went up. Against Tavua, I knew I had to score and help my team qualify for the semi-finals.”
“I want to dedicate my goals to my parents and my wife-to-be Pritika who has been supporting me immensely in my playing career,” he said.
Team Technical Advisor Anjinesh Prasad said Dave is a very confident player in front of goal and his contribution has been wonderful in the Courts IDC.
“Shahil is a great asset to the team and his contribution has been great. He is a true Suva boy and he is in a very good shape in this tournament.”
Meanwhile Suva also won the 2017 Courts IDC Fare Play Team Award. Nadroga’s Tomasi Tuicakau won the Golden Boot Award in the Senio Division.
Ba’s Abbu Zahid won the Best Player of the Tournament in the Premier Division while Nadroga’s Shelvin Jeet Singh won in the senior division.