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Bribe panel named soon

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF . The allegation made by the Vodafone Labasa officials against Southern Forest Navua will not be taken lightly, says Fiji FA president Dr. Moh’d Shamsudean
07 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : MOIZ MUNIF . The allegation made by the Vodafone Labasa officials against Southern Forest Navua will not be taken lightly, says Fiji FA president Dr. Moh’d Shamsudean Sahu Khan.
Labasa team president Abinesh Kumar stated after the 1-0 loss to Navua in the Fiji FACT final that his players were bribed in the tournament. Khan said they would appoint a three member independent committee to investigate the matter. Navua president earlier said he got death threats this past week.
“We would like to have an independent committee on this rather than members of Fiji FA. We would like to appoint three people to investigate this issue further. We are not going to take this lightly and do not want to have anyone who is attached to a district in this committee,” Khan said.
He said the members will be confirmed next week after signing consent. He was also tightlipped in revealing the names of people eyed for the committee.
“In this committee members have nothing to do with Fiji FA. By Monday or Tuesday we will get consent from them and right now I cannot release the names. We are going to investigate so that nobody can make allegation anymore,” he said.
The president also said yesterday that the Battle of the Giants tournament will remain in Suva for now. This comes as reports surfaced which stated the tournament was likely to shift to Nausori.
“For now I can say that the tournament will remain in Suva. If anything comes up then we will decide. We will cross the bridge when we get there,” Khan said.



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