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Sponsors Make It Work: Rodan

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) president Joseph Rodan stressed the importance of sponsors when it came to tournaments. He made the comments at the opening ceremony
01 Aug 2015 11:20
Sponsors Make It Work: Rodan

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) president Joseph Rodan stressed the importance of sponsors when it came to tournaments.

He made the comments at the opening ceremony of the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants (BOG) tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori yesterday.

“This is a historic year for football in this country,”Rodan said.

“Our Fijian national U20 playing in the FIFA U20 World Cup and also our national U23 team qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil,” Rodan said.

“I have been to the Olympic Games three times and if Fiji goes to Rio and wins a gold medal, imagine what that’s going to do for Fiji.

“That will take Fiji to new heights and promote Fiji to the world and that will bring a lot of sponsors to support us.

“Never forget that sponsors play a very crucial role in organising any tournament and I would like to thank CJ Patel because without sponsors, this tournament would not be possible.

“In Fiji, we rely a lot on sponsors and I take my hat off to companies who come out and sponsor such sporting events.”

Meanwhile, CJ Patel Pacific general manager Pranil Singh said as sponsors their aim was to grow the sport and their involvement started showing positive results.

“We have extended our support to focus on the enhancement of the overall sport and as sponsors we aim to uplift the level of football in the country,” Singh said.

“Our commitment and support for the sport has now started to bear the results with the U20 and U23 stars taking Fiji to greater heights.”

The INKK Mobile B.O.G pool games ends tomorrow with the semifinals starting next Thursday.

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