First Win For Makoi

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Makoi won the Mus­lim In­ter-Dis­trict Cham­pi­onships (IDC) for the first time af­ter beat­ing Nadi 2-1 at the Univer­sity of the South Pa­cific (USP) grounds yes­ter­day. Cap­tain Shakir Ali ded­i­cated the win to his brother Afraz Ali who was drowned in 2010.

“Af­ter play­ing for Makoi for six years now, this is the first time we have won the tour­na­ment and I am so happy,” Ali said. “I ded­i­cate this win to my brother who died in 2010, my brother was the cap­tain for the Makoi team back then and to win this tour­na­ment six years later is a big achieve­ment and I ded­i­cated this to him.” Ali was awarded the tro­phy for the Best Player of the tour­na­ment which has made the win ex­tra spe­cial for the 22-year-old.

“This is the first time I have won this award and I am happy and over­whelmed to re­ceive this award,” he said. “The way for­ward for me now is try my best to get into the na­tional team be­cause I want to rep­re­sent my coun­try. “I will try my best to play for Rewa and hope­fully make it into the na­tional team.”

Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

Makoi team cel­e­brat­ing af­ter they de­feated Nadi in the Mus­lim IDC at USP yes­ter­day.

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