Fiji Time: 9:04 AM on Monday 20 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Rovadrau beats top Navua club

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ROVADRAU FC rose out of the shadows of their rivals Combine FC to score an emphatic 3-1 win in the Navua FA pre-season knockout competition.

The two teams met in the feature match at the Vashist Muni Primary School ground on Sunday.

Rovadrau, back in the NFA competition after several years, were the underdogs against the semi-finalist from the Fiji FA National Club Championship.

Backed by Rovadrau businessman Vijay Prasad, the side roped in Combine's Chand brothers Vineet, Rohit and Rimal.

Rovadrau, featuring 47-year-old former Navua rep Tomu Tutubi, came back from a 1-0 deficit to win with two of their three goals coming in the last seven minutes. Tutubi was part of Navua's 1989 promotion winning team.

Vashist Muni College Form Six student Ifraaz Hussein showed good vision and anticipation to score the winner for Sangam against Waidova.

The 1-0 win marked a dream debut for the 17-year-old, the son of former Navua rep Istafaque Hussein.

Another former Navua ace, Parmind Singh, launched the plucky Navunisoco Village team from near Naboro.

Mahen Prasad's Unifarm team, comprising players from FNU Navua, and Rohit Prasad's Raiwaqa were the other new sides.

Results: Jolly FC 2 Eagles FC 1; Unifarm 1 Navunisoco 1; Rovadrau 3 Combine FC 1; Sangam 1 Waidova 0; Naitonitoni Friends 1 Eagles 1; Navunisoco 1 Raiwaqa 0.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bloody Sunday
  2. Gang rape
  3. Death shatters dream
  4. Change in 7s players' attitude
  5. 'Victims of abuses' never at fault
  6. Finance sector loses 30pc membership
  7. Labour laws enquiry
  8. Learn to listen from within
  9. Congress to make presentation
  10. Vendors' concerns

Top Stories this Week

  1. Back from the dead Tuesday (14 Apr)
  2. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  3. Teacher cleared, investigations continue Tuesday (14 Apr)
  4. 'Fighting for home' Tuesday (14 Apr)
  5. Zoning for schools a failure Tuesday (14 Apr)
  6. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  7. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  8. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)
  9. Five years in exile Friday (17 Apr)
  10. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother Saturday (18 Apr)