Football

Blues Have Overcome Instability Say Lautoka FC Chief

There were allegations of trouble in the Blues camp soon after the departure of former president Abdul Kader who has joined Fiji Football Association as one of their new vice-presidents. Then it was followed with the sudden resignation of head coach Kamal Swamy who has now joined Suva Football.
04 Jun 2019 16:01
Blues Have Overcome Instability Say Lautoka FC Chief
Lautoka players celebrate one of their goals over Henderson Eels at the OFC Champions League match at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Lautoka Football Association is in good hands, says Lautoka Football Association chief executive officer Paul Abraham.

There were allegations of trouble in the Blues camp soon after the departure of former president Abdul Kader who has joined Fiji Football Association as one of their new vice-presidents. Then it was followed with the sudden resignation of head coach Kamal Swamy who has now joined Suva Football.

Abraham admitted to SUNsports that there was instability in the camp during the Vodafone Fiji FACT campaign and a few die-hard fans came to assist the team.

“This happens when there is a change in leadership and it often brings instability,” he said.

“At the moment one of our VP is the acting president (Rakesh Kumar). Our coach has gone to Suva and there has been a lot of misconception out there. There was food when the team were in camp and their allowances were paid. Now everyone is on the same page.”

Nadi host Lautoka during the Vodafone Premier League match on Friday at Prince Charles Park in Nadi at 7.30pm.

The Blues will be without seven of their key players. Striker Benjamin Totori is away on international duty with the Solomon Islands team. The others Dave Radrigai, Samuela Drudru, Ben Mateinaqara and Kavaia Rawaqa, are with the Vodafone national football team.

“The team has been training under the watchful eyes of Ritesh Chauhan, who is the assistant coach.

“When you have about seven players out it is a set-back especially when we’ve only four regulars. We have a good bench as we will use our upcoming players.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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