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Suva Boost

Suva Football Association received a timely boost ahead of the 2015 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants Tournament as Jedi’s Stationery pledged their support yesterday. Announcing the partnership yesterday, Suva
23 Jul 2015 10:56
Suva Boost
Suva’s Shahil Dave (left), in training yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Suva Football Association received a timely boost ahead of the 2015 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants Tournament as Jedi’s Stationery pledged their support yesterday.

Announcing the partnership yesterday, Suva FA president Mahendra Prasad acknowledged Jedi’s Stationery director Shalendra Narain for his support.

“I would like to thank Shalendra Narain, the director of Jedi’s Stationery for coming on board and helping Suva in the BOG tournament.

“As you know, we cannot have a strong team without financial backing in these difficult times and I’m very thankful to the director of Jedi’s Stationery for coming on board to help Suva Football have a better team.

“We want to keep the amount confidential as the director had asked to not publicise it. But it is a good amount nonetheless and has helped us in our preparations.”

Prasad was confident that the inclusion of the seven national reps in the squad preparing for the tournament would be a definite boost for the capital district.

“We have seven players that were part of the Fijian Under-23 Olympic qualifying team and they were given the deadline until this afternoon (yesterday) to report to camp after giving them Monday and Tuesday on rest. With the Fiji reps being a part of the squad, Suva will certainly be a strong.

“Definitely any sponsor wants a win and with the seven players that we’ve got from the Fijian Under-23 team, I think we should have the edge. But that depends on all the players turning up for training and reporting to camp by tonight (yesterday).”

The seven players are Vodafone Fijian Under-20 captain Jale Dreloa, Nickel Chand, Kolinio Sivoki, Sakaraia Naisua, Christopher Wasasala, Rusiate Matarerega and Altaf Sahib.

Meanwhile, Prasad called on Suva fans to turn up in numbers to show their support.

“We need the support of the people at the grounds because the tournament is based here in the Southern district. So we need the fans to come in big numbers and support their team in Suva.”

Suva plays Nadi in their first pool game next Friday before taking on Tailevu-Naitasiri on Saturday then Lautoka on Sunday.

Feedback: eroni. tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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