2020 is being a special year for Rewa. The Delta Tigers won the Battle of the Giants and finished second in the Vodafone Premier League, the top tier league from Fiji, with the same number of points as league champions Suva.
Rewa have secured a spot in the next OFC Champions League for finishing second in the Vodafone Premier League, which means that the Delta Tigers will participate in the continental competition for the first time since 2017.
On that occasion, Rewa were in Group D along with AS Tefana (Tahiti), Erakor Golden Star (Vanuatu) and Marist FC (Solomon Islands). Their performance was not very good, and the team finished the group stage in the fourth and last position with three points.
After participating in the 2017 OFC Champions League, Rewa went into decline, and the Delta Tigers were almost relegated to the second division of Fijian football in 2019, finishing the league in seventh place with the same number of points as bottom-placed side Tavua that were relegated.
Rewa currently count on seven players who were present in the team’s last OFC Champions League appearance: Josateki Tamudu, Koalasito Posiano, Manasa Waqavou, Peniame Drova, Simione Tamanisau, Tevita Waranaivalu and Usaia Tadau. Marika Rodu, who coached Rewa in 2017, returned to the team this year and showed his quality by taking the Delta Tigers back to Champions League.
Their great campaign in 2020 was only possible thanks to the serious work of team’s board, coaching staff and players, who worked hard to make Rewa win the national league’s title for the first time in history. Although they were not crowned league champions, they deservedly managed to get a place in the next OFC Champions League.
Led by President Nazeel Buksh, who is a young, committed and serious person, Rewa can finally dream big on continental scene again as Nazeel aims to make Rewa a powerful team in Oceania. You can check more details about 2021 OFC Champions League by clicking here.