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Varman Clarifies ‘Red Card’ Issue

Referee Finau Vulivuli made an error by first flashing the yellow card on Nadi’s Waisake Tabucava before changing it to red, during last Sunday’s Vodafone Premier League clash. This was
07 Feb 2017 11:20
Varman Clarifies ‘Red Card’ Issue

Referee Finau Vulivuli made an error by first flashing the yellow card on Nadi’s Waisake Tabucava before changing it to red, during last Sunday’s Vodafone Premier League clash.

This was confirmed to SUNsports yesterday by Fiji Football Referees director, Rakesh Varman.

“The referee made an error flashing the yellow card but when she realised that it was the wrong card she then gave the red card for the violent conduct,” Varman said.

Nadi Football team director Javed Ahmed was not impressed with Vulivuli’s call.

He said the issue was quickly resolved by Varman soon after the match.

“Rakesh Varman called me after the game and admitted the error from the referee and will ensure that it is included in the report.

“We will meet Suva this week and we will try to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistake and we will concentrate on our fitness.

“We will work on some new combinations since we have young players in the team and we need to improve on our weaknesses because we had a long break but that shouldn’t be an excuse,” Ahmed said.

The Nadi Football Association’s annual general meeting has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

“We have some nominations coming in for one of the posts and also for the president’s post as well but as from that we will have a look through our financial and annual reports.”

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