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President’s Corner

Bula Vinaka and welcome to another week of football. 2018 kicked off with a bang last weekend as Labasa were crowned the champions of Fijian football after defeating a formidable
18 Jan 2018 11:00
President’s Corner
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel

Bula Vinaka and welcome to another week of football.

2018 kicked off with a bang last weekend as Labasa were crowned the champions of Fijian football after defeating a formidable Lautoka side 1-0 in the west.

This came as a surprise to many fans as plenty neutrals had thought it would have been an easy ride for

Lautoka considering their performance throughout 2017.

Congratulations to Labasa and their fans on winning the Pillay Garments

Champion versus Champion series. We started our Vodafone Premier League season with three great matches last Sunday. While, Lautoka, Suva and Nadi started on a winning note, nothing can be taken away from the other teams as the competition has just started.

Speaking of the OFC Champions

League, the two Fiji representatives

for this year, Ba and Lautoka were

given their preparation grants of

$50,000 each.

An advantage to the teams in this

year’s competition is that two teams

from each pool will qualify for the

quarter-finals increasing the chance

of our local teams.

I wish both the teams all the very

best and hope to see them make the

quarter-finals.

Until next week, Ni sa moce

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