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Verevou Suspended

Verevou Suspended
Iosefo Verevou
February 02
11:00 2018

The Fiji Football Association has suspended Rewa’s Iosefo Verevou from participating in six district matches.

And he has also been fined $5,000 for deception and $782 as compensation to Suva Football Association.

The Fiji FA board members made the decision yesterday after the closing of the transfer window on Wednesday.

Rewa Football president Nazeel Buksh was disappointed with the Fiji FA’s ruling.

“Rewa is disappointed with the decision,” Buksh said.

“Verevou decided to leave Rewa and go to Suva after he was dropped from the national team in October.

“Rewa suspended all his allowances and benefits because he was not part of the national team.

“He was given an alternative that if he wanted his allowances back, he should try to be part of the national team.

“There were also calls from the national coach Christophe Gamel regarding Verevou as being overweight and we took his concern and acted accordingly.

“But he decided to join the capital side with his family and Suva paid $600 for his release.

“We had a meeting with Verevou and explained to him why Rewa Football took that stand against him.

“He changed his mind taking into account what Rewa has done to him and his family.

“We agreed to give back whatever cost was incurred by Suva Football on the release of Verevou.

“But Suva filed a complaint against Verevou that he should be suspended as they had spent money on him for his release.

“Rewa was only doing what’s right for the national team. But still Fiji football went ahead and suspended Iosefo which I think is not fair on him and Rewa Football.”

But the suspension letter from Fiji FA clearly stated that the after the expiry of the 6- match suspension, the fine must be paid in full to Suva Football  in order for Verevou to be eligible to play again.

Edited  by Osea Bola




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