First Win For Makoi
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.”
Makoi team celebrating after they defeated Nadi in the Muslim IDC at USP yesterday.