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Big Reward For Lautoka Players

Sugar City to host a Fiji FA tournament in 2018, says Patel   Design Engineering Lautoka football players received an unprecedented share of the prizemoney from recent tournament wins, with
30 Oct 2017 11:48
Big Reward For Lautoka Players
Design Engineering Lautoka football players, Fiji Football Association top executives, Lautoka Football Association officials and family members during a private function at the Sugar Cane Growers Council hall in Lautoka on October 28, 2017. Photo: City Star

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Design Engineering Lautoka football players received an unprecedented share of the prizemoney from recent tournament wins, with a number receiving over $2000 on Saturday night.

In a private function the players and their families were joined by Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel, vice-president, Tarunesh Reddy and chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf along with invited guests.

Patel congratulated Lautoka for winning the Courts Interdistrict Championship.

“You thoroughly deserve it,” he said.

“Lautoka has the ingredients of a good team and it was only fitting that you won it on home soil.”

Patel said the support for the team on and off the field had been tremendous.

“Especially your women’s fan club who has also contributed to your overall success this year where you’ve won the Pillay’s Garment CvC, Vodafone Premier League and the Courts IDC.

“I must commend the able leadership of your president Abdul Kadar who looks after the welfare of the players and this has culminated with a fine season.

“You can rejoice now till the next Courts IDC. I have a special message that Fiji FA is pleased to announce that Lautoka will play host to another tournament in 2018.”

Lautoka FA president Kadar thanked Design Engineering for being their main sponsor during the IDC.

“I would also like to thank the other sponsors, the fans, the women’s club, players and other officials for a great team work that has today brought us victory. Our critics have made us work even harder.”

Kadar was referring to the amount of criticism levelled at the officials over the inclusion of players from outside Lautoka.

“This is the first time since 1978 that Lautoka has won three titles in a year and Lautoka is the only team in the history of the IDC that has scored the maximum number of goals in an IDC final.”

The players received cash prizes and hamper packs from Punjas and Bank South Pacific (BSP).

The maximum payout for a particular player was over $2000 depending on the number of games they played.

 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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