Police White wins Beach Soccer title
January 24, 2021 3:58 pm
Police White defeated Tailevu Naitasiri 4-2 in extra-time thriller to clinch the the Fiji FA Open Beach Soccer tournament at FSC Sports Beach Soccer Facilities.
The match went down to the wire as both teams were locked at 2-all till full-time and the winner had to be decided in extra-time.
Waisake Navunigasau scored a double for the Police White while Kavitesh Pal equalised twice for Tailevu Naitasiri.
Police White captain Shahil Dave gave them a perfect start in the extra-spell before Tevita Waranivalu scored the final goal to seal the win.
Waranivalu said after the match that it was tough to play in beach soccer since they are used to play in 11-a-side football.
“Personally for me, I am used to playing in 11-a-side but playing in the beach soccer, it’s a bit tough, adapting into this game in this two days was tougher for me and especially for the boys”.
The young Tailevu Naitasiri side led by captain Prashant Chand and former Rewa star Mohammed Ramzan did not allow the champions an easy win as they forced the match into extra-time but experience counted in the final minutes of play giving Police White the title.