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Defender Suspended For Dangerous Play

Defender Suspended For Dangerous Play
May 27
13:40 2018

Tough Labasa defender Ili­soni Logaivau copped a one-match suspension and had to miss their second pool game against Ba at the Vodafone Fiji FACT tournament last night. However, Logaivau is cleared to play in today’s clash against Rewa at 5pm.

The decision was made following a Fiji Football Association’s board of control meeting early yesterday.

In a statement Fiji FA stated: “The Fiji FA board of control af­ter viewing the video of the match between Dreketi and Labasa in the Vodafone Fiji FACT 2018 Day 1 match on 25/02/18 and taking into consideration the video assess­ment and views from the referee director and referees assessor.

“It was discovered that Labasa Player No. 15 namely Ilisoni Lo­gaivau brutally tackled Dreketi player namely No. 12 namely Akei­mi Ralulu which was not picked up by referee Adriu Naisoroki.

“After carefully considering the seriousness of the foul which could have seriously injured the player and in accordance to Arti­cle 77 of FIFA Disciplinary Code (which Fiji FA incorporates in its operations to manage the disci­plinary aspects in Fiji FA) Fiji FA Board and the organising commit­tee of the Vodafone Fiji FACT 2018 decided that the player is suspend­ed for the next match in the Voda­fone Fiji FACT 2018.”

Logaivou was also fined $81.75 for the foul which was not picked up by the match referee.


In the release Fiji FA said: “Fur­thermore it was also agreed that referee made a blatant error by not recognising the incident and continuing with the match before seeing the incident. Almost after a minute into play from the incident which could have resulted in seri­ous injuries be disciplined.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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