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IDC Set For Two Weekends

The Courts Inter-District Championship will be played over two weekends next month. This was decided during the Fiji Football Association board of control meeting over the weekend. The first round
16 Sep 2014 09:39
IDC Set For Two Weekends
Mereseini Asinate Luisa Ledua (covering face), outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on December 9, 2019. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Courts Inter-District Championship will be played over two weekends next month.

This was decided during the Fiji Football Association board of control meeting over the weekend.

The first round of the IDC will be played together with the veteran’s tournament in Nadi on October 4-5.

Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel said the tournament proper would be held in Suva on October 9-12.

“We have already decided that we will have 90 minutes in Super Premier,” Patel said.

“It will be played one weekend before. Some matches will be played with the veteran’s tournament in Nadi.

Once the fixtures are finalised, we will notify the public where and when the matches will be played,” Patel said.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar also verified the tournament will spread out over two weeks to give teams more time to recover.

“Eight teams are competing in the Super Premier with an additional 13 teams in the Premier Division,” Kumar said.

“And they’ll be competing with at least two to three games over two days so it makes sense to have the tournament over two weekends.

“The same thing was done for the Fiji FACT and the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants. And this is an even bigger tournament so we need to give the players enough time to rest,” he said.

“We met last Saturday and we will continue with the international standard 90-minute match.

“There’s no going back on this topic, Kumar said.

“It has been discussed and fully approved and endorsed by the board so we’re sticking with it.”

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