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Navua cap season with NAFSA win

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Navua Masters team members with NAFSA crown Navua Masters team members with NAFSA crown Navua Masters defeated Samabula FC, 2-0, in the NAFSA tournament final at the North Surrey Oval, bolstering its case to be considered the best team in Vancouver.


The Navuan’s lived up to their tag as favorites and celebrated the win in memorable fashion.

The win adds to Navua’s 2011and 2013 NAFSA championship title haul and boasts an unblemished (2012-2015) league record and the back to back Knockout title.

 

The side carries a 38 game winning streak between 2012- 2015 and has had 3 ties over 4 seasons.

Renald Lakhan scored the first goal, leaping up and heading in a Trevor Lochan cross in the 19 th minute.

Loosely defended in the penalty area, Lochan doubled Navua’s lead in the 41st minute as the side out played Samabula in all facets of the game.

The win was Navua’s third NAFSA championship and it’s second at the very same park.

Manager Ram Jiten (Jittu) was emphatic after the game, said his Navua players and officials are the deserving champions.

He holds unity and respect to the success of his side.

“I must first take this opportunity to acknowledge the players, their families, the fans and our sponsors for their unerring contribution towards the Navua football”, he said.

“The benchmark to our success is unity and respect”.

Jittu said Navua will announce a day to mark the NAFSA celebrations.

Samabula defender Subarmani Reddy said Navua was a much better team technically and tactically.

"Navua has a great team and they certainly deserve the championship".

 

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