Ba retains Women’s IDC title

May 19, 2024 4:27 pm

Ba has retained the 2023 IDC Women’s IDC title after defeating Labasa 4-1 in the final in Suva.

National rep Cema Nasau was the toast of the Ba side, scoring two goals with one of her goals a spectacular bicycle kick that rocketed into the back of the net.

Both teams were locked in a goalless draw at halftime before the floodgates opened in the second spell.

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Labasa got the ball rolling with a goal to Narieta Leba from the penalty box.

Nasau then scored her two goals within a span of five minutes to kickstart Ba’s comeback.

Elesi Tabunase extended Ba’s lead with another goal before captain Luisa Tamanitoakula sealed the deal with their fourth goal.

Nasau was awarded the Golden Ball Award for best player in the tournament.

Sofi Diyalowai scooped the Golden Boot Award for top scorer in the tournament, netting 10 goals for Ba.

Ba goalkeeper Mereseini Waqali was awarded the Golden Glove Award.

Coach Charlene Lockington was proud of her players for showing a never-die attitude throughout the tournament.

“We know Labasa as they are worthy opponents, but Labasa always tend to weaken in the second half. So that was our strength, we had a good bench as well, this was one of the best teams that came. We had a great team on the field and a great 11 on the bench.”

The Women in Black also received the Fair Play Award for not picking up any card during the tournament.