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Labasa boss changes tune

Written By : RITESH KUMAR. Vodafone Labasa officials have yet to lodge an official complaint with the Fiji Football Association regarding the match fixing allegations labeled against its senior players.
03 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : RITESH KUMAR. Vodafone Labasa officials have yet to lodge an official complaint with the Fiji Football Association regarding the match fixing allegations labeled against its senior players.
Labasa president Abinesh Kumar (pictured) after the Fiji Bitter FACT final alleged that new winners Navua paid money to key players prior to the final. Kumar yesterday said they have not filed a complaint regarding the above allegation with the Fiji Football Association.
“We have to discuss the issue with the players and the management before deciding on the next course of action to be taken,’’ Kumar said who pointed out goalkeeper Shamal Kumar, striker Maciu Dunadamu and skipper Pita Bolaitoga as the players that were allegedly bribed.
Meanwhile Fiji FA operations manager Hari Raj Naicker said Labasa officials should provide evidence regarding the allegations.
“We will look into the matter if Labasa proved that their players were paid to fix the match and then the Fiji FA will intervene to look into the allegations.’’
Labasa lost to Southern Forest Navua 0-1 in the final of the Fiji FACT on Sunday at Vodafone Prince Charles Park.
Former Nadroga striker Epeli Saukuru scored the wining goal from close range in the first half after national team defender Apisalome Turuva mistimed a long throw-in into the box.



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