It was a sea of green in the Jet Set Town today as hundreds of fans gathered to commemorate the Jacks of Fiji Nadi Football team’s historic victory in the Vodafone Fiji FACT 2019.
Nadi FA president Javed Ahmed, while addressing at the function, thanked the players, officials and family members for the hard work and sacrifices behind the team’s victory.
“The players have given the results and it was our duty to thank and reward them for their hard work and sacrifices,” he said.
“There were a lot of sacrifices made by the players. It was pleasing to see the boys were much disciplined from the first day.”
Ahmed said people already started counting Nadi out after their first loss.
However he said the boys proved the critics wrong.
“No one gave a thought for Nadi to win the tournament especially from the recent performance in the Vodafone Premier League and the first loss in the pool game against Ba.
“But we believed in our boys and they delivered.”
The players received $1,300 cash, souvenir medal sponsored by AAAK Group of Companies, certificates, and lunch takeaway with compliments from Chicken Express.
The prizemoney were topped up by major sponsors Jacks of Fiji by $2,500, and by the Nadi Football board member and Member of Parliament Hon. Sanjay Kirpal.
Nadi defeated Suva 2-1 in a pulsating final at Churchill Park in Lautoka.