Lautoka starts campaign with victory

DEFENDING champions Lautoka kicked off its Fiji Muslim Sports Association Vodafone Inter District Championship on a high note after downing Cuvu 3-1 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

Abbu Zahid Shaheed and Mohammed Shazil Ali featured for the Blues in the match.

Hosts Nadi with William Valentine downed Rewa 4-2.

The matches on day one had to be stopped for a short period because of the adverse weather.

The association’s chairman Javed Ahmed said they took into account the safety of the players.

He said the pool matches would continue today.

National coach Christophe Gamel watched the day one of action.

The tournament serves as the trials for the national team for the FANCA World Cup which will be held in the country in August.

Results: Nadi 4 Rewa 2, Navua 3 Maro 1, Lautoka 3 Cuvu 1, Miegunyah 2 Ba 2, Varavu 1 Lokia 1, Valelevu 4 Sabeto 2, Drasa 2 Nasinu 0.

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