Ba braces for BOG final
August 6, 2015 6:31 pm
The Ba football side is through to the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament final after beating Nadi 2-1 in extra time in the first semi-final at Govind Park last night.
Despite the cheers from the home fans, it was Nadi that netted the first goal through Munit Krishna in the 11th minute of the second half, after both teams were tied at nil-all at halftime.
With time running out on the clock for Ba, it was Junior Narendra Rao who scored the equalizer for the home side in the 42nd minute to send the match into extra-time.
Malakai Rakula proved to be the hero for the Men in Black as he nailed the winning goal from a penalty in the second spell of extra time to send Ba into the final.
Ba football secretary, Ilyaz Khan says the team will now await the results of the second semi-final between defending champions Rewa and Suva tonight.
“After this, we will go back and address our mistakes. We will see who we will face and then we will prepare accordingly. We just have two days but hats off to our coach and players and the team officials and the entire soccer-loving fans, local and abroad for supporting Ba.”
Rewa plays Suva in the second semi-final at Ratu Cakobau Park at 7pm tonight.
The winner will face Ba in the final on Sunday in Nausori.
You can catch the live commentary of the Rewa-Suva match and the final on Radio Fiji Two with the voice of soccer Raymond Stoddart.