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Dreketi Win Lotus Help

The Dreketi football team finally managed to secure sponsorship for the Courts Inter-District Championship (IDC) which starts tomorrow. Sunil Chand, the director of Lotus Construction Fiji Limited, who is originally
02 Oct 2015 10:09
Dreketi Win  Lotus Help
Johan Leewai

The Dreketi football team finally managed to secure sponsorship for the Courts Inter-District Championship (IDC) which starts tomorrow.
Sunil Chand, the director of Lotus Construction Fiji Limited, who is originally from Dreketi, Macuata, came to the rescue.
Dreketi’s first game is against defending champions Suva at Subrail Park in Labasa at 1pm.
“I approached many people for sponsorship and finally Chand, who was born and brought up in Dreketi, understood our need and stepped forward to support us,” team’s spokesman Jai Karan said.
“The officials and players are grateful for the timely support.”
Meanwhile, Johan Leewai, the son of Labasa veteran Gordon Leewai, has been coaching the team since 2013. The 40-year-old father of three children is confident his players will deliver on debut.
“I’ve great love for football since the age of 16 when I was studying at Labasa College,” Johan said.
In 1994 he played in National Under-20 team, In 1997 he played for Savusavu and joined Labasa in 1998.
In 2007 he returned to Savusavu and in 2010 he was promoted from being a player to coach.
He joined Dreketi team as a coach in 2013 after attending the Fiji Football Association development centre coaches’ course.
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