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BOG prize to be shared

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, September 01, 2014

THE $11,000 prizemoney earned by Rewa for winning the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants (BOG) will be shared among the players.

Rewa Football Association president Nazeel Buksh said it was the hard-earned victory by the players and they had the full right over the prizemoney.

Rewa won the BOG title after three years. The Delta Tigers last hoisted the trophy in 2011 at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Buksh said they would hold a meeting soon to decide on the celebrations for the BOG win.

Meanwhile, the win was also a special one for Buksh who tasted his first tournament victory as president of the association.

The businessman was appointed to lead the association early last year.

"I have won five tournaments as the Rewa team director but definitely this is my first win as the president," Buksh said.

"Everyone is delighted with this win. It's a total turnaround after a disappointing Fiji FACT.

"The players and officials really sacrificed and worked hard to come to this stage."

Buksh dedicated the win to the fans and supporters of Rewa Football Association.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama was the chief guest in the tournament's closing ceremony yesterday.

He reminded the fans and players the importance of sports in the development of the nation.

Bainimarama also highlighted the achievements of Fiji Football in guiding the Vodafone Fiji U20 to the first World Cup qualification.

He also thanked the Vodafone Fiji and CJ Patel Group consortium which sponsored the Fiji FA to a magnitude of $5million for the next five years.

CJ Patel Group general manager Pranil Singh while congratulating Rewa thanked the other teams for participating in the tournament.

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