The 2017 Pillay Garments Champion vs Champion title will be something to cherish for the president of Lautoka Football Abdul Kadar.
For Kadar this is the second title under his reign after Lautoka secured the Battle of the Giants last year.
Kadar said he was humbled by the support shown by the wives and family members of the players throughout the season.
“Firstly I will like ti thank all the wives and families of my players as they stood behind them,”Kadar said.
He said they could not achieve the victory without the support of the players and officials families.
“The wives and family members of the players brought breakfast and sat with the players and officials as they celebrated Palm Sunday,” he said.
“I would like to dedicate this win to all kids of the players and children of Lautoka as they celebrate Palm Sunday,” Kadar said.
The 2016 Fiji FA Administrator of Year thanked his sponsor General Machinery for the support.
“Without our sponsor, I don’t think we would be here today with the trophy. We also thank the wives of the players for their support. The wives baked on Saturday night and provided breakfast to the players this morning. This inspired the boys to do well. We dedicate this special victory to all the children in Lautoka celebrating Palm Sunday.”
Kadar said the boys would share $10,000 for the win.
“We will top up the $5000 prizemoney with another $5000 as incentives. I salute my boys for their effort.”