Fiji Time: 4:56 PM on Tuesday 30 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Ba is top bet in BOG

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, August 29, 2014

IF history is anything to go by, Ba will be the top favourites to win the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants (BOG) tournament at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this Sunday.

The Men in Black won the BOG title 16 times from the 22 finals they played.

Ba is the defending champions after winning the title over Lautoka 3-1 at Govind Park last year and will be eyeing for a three-year in a row win this year.

Ba also won the BOG title in 2012.

In the repeat of last year's final, Ba will take on neighbours Lautoka tomorrow in the second semi-final at 5pm.

The Sugar City side had won the BOG title only once in 1985 after beating Rewa 3-0 in Suva.

The Lambert Sarju-coached, which will head into the semis as the underdog, will be eyeing a major upset against Ba to end its 29 year winless drought.

In the opening semi-final, host Suva will face Rewa at 3pm in the much anticipated southern derby.

Suva won the BOG titles three times with the last one in 1995 where the Whites defeated Navua 2-1 at home.

Underdogs Rewa head into the match with a better record having won the title five times.

The Delta Tigers last won the BOG in 2011 after beating Suva 4-3 in penalty kicks. Defender Lorima Dau slotted the deciding spot kick to hand Rewa the title that year.

Meanwhile the ticket prices are: Grandstand: $15 (adults): $6 (children); Concrete Embankment: $10 (adults), $4 (children); Grass Embankment: $8 (adults), $3 (children).

Gates will open at 1pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64110.6221
JPY 50.839947.8399
GBP 0.37450.3665
EUR 0.43990.4279
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.65370.6287
USD 0.49430.4773

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji
  2. 'No place like Fiji'
  3. Ryan's big day
  4. 'Loud noise' panic
  5. Child crushed to death
  6. Probe into aircraft incident begins
  7. Safe arrival for Fiji Airways flight FJ811
  8. Interest rates to increase
  9. TELS board seeks prompt applications
  10. 85 land leases deposited

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  6. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  7. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  9. Kauvesi clears the air Thursday (25 Aug)
  10. Boy, 4, dies in fire Thursday (25 Aug)