BA was officially crowned the winner of the National Football League on Wednesday night as the fight to avoid the promotion/relegation intensifies in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries-sponsored competition.
The Men in Black defeated Tavua 1-0 to add to the misery of the goldminers as they struggle to maintain their position in the top flight.
Ba scored through Mavileko Nakama in the 37th minute at Govind Park to help the giants amass 45 points and win their third consecutive league title.
Ba Football president Rishi Kumar thanked the coach, players and supporters for helping them throughout the season.
The NFL win adds to Ba’s Champions versus Champion and Battle of the Giants victories earlier this year.
“We are happy to end the league on a high note and remain unbeaten in the past 17 matches,” Kumar said.
The win puts Ba on track for the Courts Inter District Championship, which will be hosted by them next month.
But Kumar said the IDC would be a different ball game considering the tournament would be played under the 60 minutes system.
Meanwhile, the tussle to avoid promotion/relegation series will be the main attraction in the final rounds of the league this weekend.
Tavua, Savusavu and Navua are in danger of possible demotion to the premier division.
Tavua, which plays Navua this weekend, has 11 points while Savusavu, which meets Nadroga, has 10 points.
Navua has 13 points and a draw will be enough for them to maintain their spot in the super premier grade for next year.
Savusavu and Tavua have protests pending against them.
Suva has filed a protest against Savusavu for the match that ended in draw while Rewa filed a protest after losing 0-3 to Tavua.
Both matches will be played at 3pm this Sunday.