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U20s Out Of FACT: FFA

Fiji Football Association remains firm that no members of the Vodafone Fiji Under-20 squad will feature for their respective districts in the 2015 Vodafone Fiji FACT. This was the warning
27 Apr 2015 09:52
U20s Out Of FACT: FFA

Fiji Football Association remains firm that no members of the Vodafone Fiji Under-20 squad will feature for their respective districts in the 2015 Vodafone Fiji FACT.

This was the warning from Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar yesterday.

Kumar addressed the subject of Ba and Rewa supposedly pushing for their U20 players to be released for the annual event.

“Rewa has made no requests to allow their U20 players to play in the Fiji FACT or raised any concerns about the ruling,” Kumar said.

“Only Ba has written and requested for their U20 players to be released for the Fiji FACT.

“This is something that will be decided on over the next two days or so and I’m sure the board will be interested to hear about this issue. “However, we have already ruled that no national U20 reps will play in the Fiji FACT. It wouldn’t be viable or sensible for them to play anyway as the Fiji FACT ends on May 10 and the U20 team is scheduled to depart on May 11 for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup. That’s the point we’re trying to make.”

Speaking on the tournament which is set to kick off this weekend, Kumar was positive that all final preparations were going according to plan.

“We game more emphasis on Suva and Ba competing in the Fiji Airways OFC Champions League. But now we’ve got the ball back and rolling. Suva and Ba are back into preparing for the Fiji FACT and so are all the other districts.

“One or two registrations have yet to come in but we expect that to all be sorted by tomorrow (today). We’re working closely with both the Nausori and Ba town councils regarding the venues.”

The 2015 Vodafone Fiji FACT first round starts on Sunday at Govind Park in Ba and Ratu Cakobau Park. The tournament proper kicks off at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on May 7-10.

Meanwhile, the 2015 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in New Zealand from May 30 to June 20.

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