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Nancy, the ParrotNancy, the ParrotNANCY the psychic parrot who predicted Lautoka’s Inter District Championship win in Fiji has become a celebrity.


The Vancouver bird has a huge following world over from fans, foes, neutrals and district officials in Fiji.


Newspaper cartoonist and letters to the editor column are inundated with Nancy’s comical pictures, comments and praise.


Former Lautoka Football Association president Raymond Singh said his friends and he decided to save their dollars by not watching semi-final and the final.

“The reason was that psychic parrot from Vancouver, Canada predicted Lautoka would beat Ba in the 2017 IDC final”.

The psittacidae family has also made its rounds on social media, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lautoka’s IDC winning goalkeeper and hero Senirusi Bokini said Nancy’s prediction was spot on and would love to have her predict Lautoka’s Oceania Champions League run.

“Bataoo Nancy ke predict karo hamlog ke OFC game (tell Nancy to predict our OFC game)”, said Bokini, who replaced regular goalkeeper Ben Aminio Mateinaqara and made two crucial saves during the shoot-out.

Nancy’s owner Lawrence Sen was overwhelmed with calls and messages from football friends in Fiji and Vancouver.

“Nancy got some following. Crazy messages. People have offered to pay to get their sporting predictions”.

“I appreciate all the praise but remember its a pet bird that needs its space.

“The IDC prediction was on the request of some Lautoka diehard friends. I’m happy Nancy pulled off another on the dot prediction”.

Nancy didn’t score huge in the eyes of one irate Ba fan, who said the prediction was all a hoax.

“Nancy is only a bird, she belongs in the wilderness”, Ravi Raj writes on Ba Football Association Facebook page.


Lawrence responded by saying that Raj is not the only bitter person who had things to say about Nancy, there are many  like him.


"Had the prediction went Ba's way there wouldn't have been any negatives hurled. I'm least worried about how Ba fans feel.

“Truth hurts”, quipped Raj.



+2 #1 Bad looosers 2017-10-23 15:52
Ba fans are the worst of whiners. Thumbs up Nancy
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