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Da Fan and Fresh Choice have thrown their weight behind the Lautoka football team in their preparations of de­fending the Courts Inter-District Championship title. Lautoka FA president Abdul Ka­dar said
02 Oct 2018 11:58
Support For Blues
Lautoka FC (left-right) Praneel Naidu and Dave Radrigai celebrate after beating Marist FC 1-0 in Honiara, Solomon Islands to clinch a spot in this year’s OFC Champions League final. Lautoka on Friday will be defending the Courts Inter-District Championship title at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Da Fan and Fresh Choice have thrown their weight behind the Lautoka football team in their preparations of de­fending the Courts Inter-District Championship title.

Lautoka FA president Abdul Ka­dar said the sugar city side was blessed that they had an abun­dance of loyal sponsors who were always ready to support their team.

Da Fan is a sole supporter of Lau­toka football and is the major spon­sor of the team.

“We also have Romil Meghji and his company Fresh Choice who have come onboard as co-sponsors along with Chauhan’s Pharmacy,” he said.

“We would also like to thank the board and management of Lau­toka Central College for their grounds as that is where we have been training.”

The team could not use Churchill Park since it is closed in prepara­tion for Saturday’s National Rugby Championship clash between the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua and Can­berra Vikings.

Kadar has confirmed that five players have joined the Lautoka side.

They are from Zainal Ali, Afroz Ali of Nadi along with Mataiasi Toma, who is now playing in Auck­land, New Zealand.

Also included are Samuela Nabe­nia from Ba and Sairusi Nalaubu of Rewa who were snapped up during the opening of the transfer window.

“We are just waiting for Toma’s ITC (International Transfer Clear­ance) but should be getting that any time now. We have also includ­ed two under-20 reps in the 22-man squad preparing for the IDC.”

Muni Shivam and Semi Matalau, both from Natabua High School have join the side as Khan says, this was part of Lautoka’s long term plans.

“We will source top players from high schools and groom them so that we have a pool of players where we could put together a good team at any one time.

“At the same time it would build these players to improve their own schools’ reputation on the soccer field.”

Khan said their preparations have been ongoing and their task at the IDC would be tough and that is why there was a need to train well.

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: charlesc@fijisun.com.fj



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