Rewa coach Marika Rodu says the hard work, commitment and dedication from the players and officials were key behind their 2017 Vodafone Fiji FACT victory.
“It’s all the hard work of the players and officials and hats off to them,”Rodu said.
Rodu said he knew his boys would do the job.
“I had confidence in my players and the boys knew about the job at hand and he did not need to say much. “I did not say much to the players,”Rodu said.
“They knew what they needed to do. I saw maturity among them today (Sunday) and that was really good to see that. It has come through hard work.”
The former national rep praised all his players for the gallant performance.
“Everyone did their part and there was team work,”Rodu said.
He thanked the supporters who came out in numbers and supported the team.
“Now we will move our focus to the Vodafone Premier League and the BOG.” Rodu said.
Rewa last won the Vodafone Fiji FACT in 2011 in which they defeated Nadi 1-0 in the semi-final with a goal from Ratu Veresa Toma and then met Labasa in the final in which Solomon Islander James Naka scored the winner in the 50th minute at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
Coach Marika Rodu was player than for the Delta Tigers.
Meanwhile Rewa’s winning goal scorer Samuela Kautoga scooped the Player of the Tournament and Best Play of Day Four, goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau received the Golden Glove Award while midfielder Ratu Tevita Warainivalu scooped the Best Player of the Final Day.
Suva marksman Ravinesh Karan Singh scooped the Golden Boot Award after scoring four goals in the tournament.
Rewa walked away with $15000 prize money while Nadi received $4000.