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Victory for United

Arin Kumar
Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE Black Man United futsal soccer side made a winning start in the Southern Forest 5-a-side soccer tournament yesterday.

They beat the Barbarians 3-0 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva in their first ever match as a team.

Team coach Atulesh Prasad said they just formed the team less than a month ago.

The team consists of three African players and former national futsal rep Vikash Chand.

Chand scored two goals in the match while Ghanaian Manaf Mashood, who is a close friend of boxer Joseph Kwadjo, scored one.

Vincent Issah is the other Ghanaian in the team while Temesghen Mebrahtu is from Eritrea.

Prasad said they did not expect to win since they had only just trained as a team.

"We had never played an actual match against a team," he said.

"We just practised and did skills training and it's really motivating to have won our first ever match."

He said the team was sponsored by B Pratap Supermarket and they were looking forward to participating in more tournaments.

Meanwhile, the Southern Forest 5-a-side tournament was played late into the night last night.

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