Suwamy shines in Ba’s first win

Fiji Sun - - Sport - WAISEA NASOKIA Edited by Leone Cabenatabu­a

Vet­eran Ba de­fender Avinesh War­ran Suwamy was the hero of the Ba Sanatan side as he scored the win­ning goal against Cuvu in the Shree Sanatan Bat­tle of the Gi­ants fi­nal in Nadi yes­ter­day.

Ba won 1-0 to hoist the B.O.G ti­tle for the first time.

Ba coach Lalit Ku­mar said they been train­ing for the last two months.

Suwamy scored the lone goal, 10 min­utes into the sec­ond half from a free kick. The side had the ser­vices of for­mer Tavua goal­keeper Ravi­nesh Anand Singh, Ravi­nesh Chand, Sha­neel Narayan, Ri­tik Ku­mar and Rahul Naresh.

“This is the first time we have roped in young play­ers like Ba Youth rep Ayush Ku­mar, Nitin Rao and Sahil Prasad who are all un­der-16 play­ers,” Ku­mar said. “Com­pe­ti­tion was re­ally tough. We did not un­der­es­ti­mate any team as we took each game one at a time.”

Ba last won the Sanatan IDC in 2012 at Tuva Pri­mary School.

In the B.O.G semi-fi­nals, Ba beat de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Nadi 3-1 on penalty shootouts while Cuvu edged out Tuvu 1-0. In the Mas­ters cat­e­gory, Yo­gesh Prasad scored for de­fend­ing cham­pion Makoi as they beat Rewa 1-0 to re­tain the ti­tle.

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