AISEA Mocelutu has more than a reason to celebrate Suva's long overdue Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) win.
The Beqa native was the man behind the capital city's last IDC win in 1983 against Ba at the National Stadium.
Just like this year's showdown, the Ba and Suva match then also ended in a stalemate after the full-time play.
It was in the extra-time play when Mocelutu leaped among the giants of Ba soccer to give Suva a 1-0 victory in the extra time play.
Twenty-eight years on, Waisake Navunigasau's header has finally taken the burden off Suva's back as they bagged their third IDC title win at Ba's Govind Park last weekend.
Despite the controversial finish, the much-deserved victory brought smiles and tears of joy to the former Suva reps, especially the heroes of 1983.
Mocelutu, who replaced former star player Jone Ratu in that match, said he waited for this day for so long.
"I'm very happy to finally see Suva win the IDC title after so many years. I have waited for this day for so long and to witness this historic win is a proud moment for me," the 53-year-old Mocelutu said.
"The IDC is the most prestigious soccer tournament in Fiji. For Suva to win this tournament after so many years is a proud moment for its current and former players and fans.
"I want to congratulate the players and officials for guiding this team and bringing the Lloyd Farebrother trophy back to Suva."
Suva, after the inclusion of coach Gurjit Singh earlier this year, has sprung to life.
The team won the Fiji FACT title after 17 years and finished second in the National Football League competition this year.
Mocelutu believes the Suva team is "perfect" and has potential to win more titles in the upcoming season.
He said Nigerian striker Sanni Issa had made a huge difference as his inclusion had strengthened the strike force of the side.
Mocelutu said while the current crop of players could not be compared to the quality of players during their time, Suva had some of the finest footballers in the country today.
"I can see potential in this team to do better in the next couple of years.
"Suva has a perfect team now and it can win more titles."
Meanwhile the Suva Football Association president Mahen Prasad said the $15,000 prizemoney would be shared among the players based on their effort in the tournament.
Prasad said their sponsor Finance Pacific would also give cash bonuses along with other rewards to the players next week.
1983 team - Aquila Ravono, Tevita Nadumu, George Samisoni, George Zoing, Raymond Stoddart, David Leewai, Tony Kabakoro, Jone Ratu, Aisea Mocelutu, Hirdesh Prasad, Robert Mark, Tevita Bukalidi, Babu Shiu Narayan, Pompey Ismail, Ramu Prasad, Saula Tabalili, Mukesh Chand, Sarwan Singh. Coaches - Terry Connelly and John Grey.
2012 team - Emori Ragata, Samula Kautoga, Abdul Mosheem, Nitan Kumar, Inosi Cava, Leone Damudamu, Sedrick Dutt, Joshua Wilson, Natham Shivam, Ralph Sherwin, Sanni Issa, Akei Uluibau, Joseph Mishra, Samuela Drudru, Waisake Navinagasau, Luke Ha'aterea, Simione Maikali, Aftaaf Sahib, Eric Nigel Chand, Samuela Vula, Kitione Baleloa, Mesake Navitikula
* Mahendra Singh, who was the referees' assessor in the 2012 IDC final, was the man in charge of the 1983 final.