PUNJAS BAT­TLE: WESTERN GI­ANTS READY

Lau­toka cap­tain Dave Radri­gai in the Sugar City on August 6, 2020. DE­FEND­ING CHAMPS LABASA TAKE ON SUVA TO­DAY AT 2PM

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Nadi Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion re­ceived a ma­jor boost in their Punjas Bat­tle of the Gi­ants cam­paign. The Avi­nesh War­ran Suwany cap­tained- side re­ceived $5000 from their spon­sors Pro­fes­sional Val­u­a­tions Limited (PVL) dur­ing the team’s jersey pre­sen­ta­tion at Korovuto Col­lege on Wed­nes­day night.

PVL owner and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment San­jay Kir­pal said the team had brought many glo­ries to the peo­ple of Nadi.

“I be­lieve in these boys,” he said.

Kir­pal told the play­ers that the B.O.G is theirs if they are pas­sion­ate about the s p o r t and play from their hearts. He urged them to fo­cus on their game.

“If you de­cide to­day that you will never ac­cept sec­ond place to any­one than there is no one we can­not de­feat,” Kir­pal added.

“If you be­lieve in your­self, be­lieve in your coach, be­lieve in your of­fi­cials and be­lieve in the team then no one can stop you from lift­ing the B.O.G tro­phy.” Kir­pal re­minded the play­ers to dis­play good sports­man­ship and never lose their anger.

“Re­spect the ref­er­ees and all the match of­fi­cials. Ac­cept what­ever de­ci­sion they make.”

NFA pres­i­dent Ash­wan Singh thanked PVL and other cospon­sors like Thirsty Liquor, All in One Builders (New Zealand), Best Fish & Chips, Max Chetty, Shop­fit­tings, Au­then­tic Deco, Clas­sic Con­sul­tants, Nadi Hand­i­crafts, Wild West Amitesh Singh (USA), Re­liance Phar­macy and 96Bula Sevens Res­tau­rant.

“We are in­debted to these spon­sors and the onus is on the play­ers to per­form,” he said.

Fiji Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Ra­jesh Pa­tel said there had been some pos­i­tive vibes lead­ing up to the tour­na­ment. Nadi take on Navua at 12pm to­day.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Pro­fes­sional Val­u­a­tions Limited owner and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment San­jay Kir­pal (fourth from left) with Fiji FA pres­i­dent Ra­jesh Pa­tel and Nadi foot­ball play­ers and of­fi­cials at Korovuto Col­lege on August 5, 2020.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Nadi de­fender Ame Vo­to­niu re­ceives his jersey from for­mer NFA presidet Javed Ahmed dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion night at Korovuto Col­lege on August 5, 2020.

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