Sugar City Cel­e­brates B.O.G Win

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Hun­dreds of sup­port­ers for the vic­to­ri­ous Singh’s Rentals Lau­toka foot­ball team turned up in num­bers yes­ter­day as the side made their vic­tory march through the sugar city. “Dis­ci­pline and unity– that’s what our team is built on,” a beam­ing Lau­toka Foot­ball pres­i­dent Ab­dul Kadar said dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion to mark Lau­toka’s 2-0 vic­tory over Labasa in the INKK Mo­bile Bat­tle of the Gi­ants fi­nal last Sun­day.

At a cel­e­bra­tion last night, the team mem­bers shared $30,000 amongst them­selves, as busi­ness houses and in­di­vid­u­als had con­trib­uted $15,000 to match the prize money won at the B.O.G. The march through the city, led by the Saint Thomas High School brass band, be­gan from Marine Drive which was decked in a sea of blue. With ve­hi­cles horns blar­ing and the blue flags wav­ing, the pro­ces­sion me­an­dered its way through the sugar city, down Nav­iti Street, then along Vi­togo Pa­rade, then on to Tavewa Av­enue and then to­wards Churchill Park. Along the way, peo­ple turned out in num­bers in their blue at­tire to cheer the team on. The B.O.G Tro­phy was held aloft by Shiv Bhan Singh, son of Singh’s Rentals man­ag­ing direc­tor Ruban Bhan Singh. Fam­ily mem­bers walked with the team along the route with their chil­dren lead­ing the way. Kadar said the sup­port was awe­some. “The peo­ple of Lau­toka loved this vic­tory as it has been 31years since we won the B.O.G.” The pre­sen­ta­tion night was at­tended by Fiji FA pres­i­dent Ra­jesh Pa­tel, ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers, fam­i­lies of the play­ers and busi­ness peo­ple. Kadar said he was en­cour­aged by the busi­ness sup­port that was still com­ing in. The team’s main pri­or­ity next week was re-fo­cus­ing on the Voda­fone Pre­mier League. Mean­while, Lau­toka have been pooled with Suva, Labasa and Nadroga for next month’s Courts In­ter District Cham­pi­onship.

The peo­ple of Lau­toka loved this vic­tory as it has been 31years since we won the B.O.G

Ab­dul Kadar

Lau­toka Foot­ball pres­i­dent At a cel­e­bra­tion last night, the team mem­bers shared $30,000 amongst them­selves, as busi­ness houses and in­di­vid­u­als had con­trib­uted $15,000 to match the prize money won at the B.O.G.

Photo: Charles Cham­bers

Proudly hold­ing the INKK Mo­bile B.O.G ti­tle is Shiv Bhan Singh, son of Ruban Bhan Singh (sec­ond from right) man­ag­ing direc­tor of Singh’s Rentals and team spon­sor, and man­ager Arun Sami. On the left is coach An­ji­nesh Prasad and Lau­toka Foot­ball pres­i­dent Ab­dul Kadar.

Photo: Charles Cham­bers

Lau­toka foot­ball play­ers pic­tured with the Miss Sugar queen con­tes­tants fol­low­ing yes­ter­day’s vic­tory march.

Photo: Charles Cham­bers

The Saint Thomas High School band leads the Lau­toka foot­ball cel­e­bra­tions through the sugar city yes­ter­day.

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