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Nadro upsets Ba in FACT opener

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, June 21, 2014

NADROGA managed what Chile did to Spain in the FIFA World Cup in the opening round of the Fiji FACT at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday.

The Stallions stunned the Men in Black beating the local giants 1-0 in their Group A fixture.

Chile on Thursday booted World Cup defending champions Spain out of the tournament after beating them 2-0.

The Ba and Nadroga match was billed the David and Goliath battle and just like in the scriptures, it was the minnows who finished on top.

Ba dominated play from the start and with the services of national under-20 reps, they maintained the pressure on the Nadroga goalmouth.

Nadroga had a couple of opportunities through counter play but rushed through them.

It was in the 14th minute when former Natabua High School student Mohammed Taslim scored the winning goal through a header.

For Taslim, who is originally from Lautoka, said it was his first goal in the domestic tournament.

"It really feels good to score a goal and that against Ba is very special," the 25-year-old electrician said.

"I want to dedicate this goal to my parents and my family in Lautoka."

Ba tried hard to level the game but its strikers failed to hit the mark and Nadroga stood tall in the defence to deny them the opportunities they created.

Ba coach Yogendra Dutt said Nadroga was a very energetic side.

"Usually it (upsets) happens. Football is such a sport that anything can happen."

Labasa and Rewa are the other teams in the group.








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