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Players suffer in the ‘blame’ game: Behari

Written By : MACIU MALO. One of Fiji FA’s longest serving referees Amitesh Behari wants to help in the development of soccer in Fiji. Behari, who started referring at age
02 Jan 2009 12:00

image Written By : MACIU MALO. One of Fiji FA’s longest serving referees Amitesh Behari wants to help in the development of soccer in Fiji.
Behari, who started referring at age of 14 while at DAV Boys College in Suva, said he would be happy if given a chance to share his experience with the aspiring footballers at the grassroots.
The 29 year old is the first Fiji referee to officiate at the Futsal World Cup and has participated at the Futsal coaching clinic, beach soccer and also attained a FIFA coaching accreditation.
Behari said for Fiji soccer to improve the onus lies on the development officers to groom, mould and nurture grass root soccer players with the right training and techniques.
“The answer for the growth in soccer lies on the development and how the development programme is being implemented.”
“I would be happy to share my experience and knowledge as a referee and coach in helping and developing our future players.”
“There is no point in pointing figures on others on the dismal performances of our national team instead we should contribute and all work together for the betterment of Fiji soccer.”
“If we keep on blaming each other then the players are the ones that will suffer the most.”
Behari says Fiji has some good soccer players and all they needed was proper guidance to turn them into world class players.
“If we set our platform right by developing our players on the basics of soccer and of course the rules of the games surely Fiji will be a force to reckon in the future.”
“And I’m willing to share my 15 years of experience to our locals in developing their soccer talents,” he added.



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