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Tavua wants Lambert to stay

Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Lambert Sarju is set to continue as coach after helping Tavua win hearts at the recent Fiji Bitter FACT in Nadi. Tavua Football Association
08 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : Sun Fiji Sportsdesk. Lambert Sarju is set to continue as coach after helping Tavua win hearts at the recent Fiji Bitter FACT in Nadi.
Tavua Football Association vice-president Dhiren Singh said officials were impressed with how Lambert worked with the team.
“The Tavua people and fans all over Fiji were impressed and surprised with how the team played. Though we didn’t win or qualify for the semifinals, Tavua really played well.’’
“Credit should go to the coach and players who had barely 11-days to work together and also businessman Sanjay Prasad for his support,’’ he said. At the Fiji FACT, a fairly young Tavua side beat Nasinu 2-0 and lost to Labasa 0-1, Nadi 0-2 and Navua 0-4. Singh said with the player transfer window now open, no Tavua player had applied for release from the district.
“We’ve talked about strike force and midfield as the major weaknesses in the team. We have some players in mind that we’d like to bring over. We should be able to release their names by Tuesday.’’
With the Bottom Four league set to resume shortly, Tavua team is still struggling to find a sponsor and on Saturday, officials were summoned to the Fiji FA headquarters to clarify charges laid by the parent body after Tavua signed a sponsorship deal with a supermarket chain that is in direct competition with sponsors of the National League, NewWorld Supermarkets.
“We are waiting for the disciplinary committee to make a decision. Tavua is a poor district with very little financial support. We hope to reach a compromise with Fiji FA. Tavua does not have a sponsor and we will request the Fiji FA to help us get a sponsor like other districts,’’ Singh said.



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