Let Us Know: Fiji FA

Mohammed Yusuf confirmed that only two districts have their head coaches appointments approved.
09 Jan 2021 10:32
Let Us Know: Fiji FA
Greenstar FC at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on January 8, 2021,Back: (from lef) Tomasi Tuicakau (c), Zoeb Rahim, Taniela Raubula, Zahid Ali, Nihkil Dewan, Ben Rokobaro. Front: Waisale Tale Jnr, Zain Ali, Setareki Vola, Abdul Farid and Romit Narayan. Photo: Fiji FA

The Fiji Football Association will need to give the green light on the appointment of district coaches.

And this includes new Nadi football coach Ravinesh Kumar who is also Nalovo FC technical director.

The clarification was made at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka yesterday by Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf during the opening rounds of the Vodafone Regional Club Championships.

“Nadi FA has yet to write to Fiji FA on their coach’s appointment,” he said.

“Fiji FA can confirm that there was an issue with Nadeem Mohammed (Nalovo FC coach) who has cleared his fine. That is why he’s on the bench.

“All the districts have to refer their appointment of the coach to the Fiji FA. We will then pass it to the technical department to access if the candidate meets the criteria. Then he or she will be given the green light. They need to let us know.”

Yusuf also confirmed that only two districts have their head coach appointments approved.

“Ba Football has appointed Kamal Swamy and Suva FA (Babs Khan) and both have been given the green light.

“Nadi FA and Rewa FA are expected to hand in theirs after their meeting next week.”

Tuicakau hits 2 for Greenstar

Meanwhile, Greenstar of Nadroga defeated Press FC Lautoka 3-1 in the second match yesterday.

Striker Tomasi Tuicakau scored twice as Greenstar FC upset the Lautoka champions.

Press took the lead in the 10th minute after Sekove Finau was brought down by Nikhil Dewan in the penalty box. Defender Zibraaz Sahib scored for Press.

The side also had the services of Peni Finau, Jone Vono Jr, Epeli Kosa, James Pillay, and Merril Nand.

In the 31st minute Tuicakau scored the equaliser beating goalkeeper Viliame Tabucala.

Halftime: Greenstar 1- 1 Press.

In the 87th minute Tuicakau scored his second with a header which delights the Stallions fans.

One minute into injury time, Zain Ali sealed the win for Nadroga champions.

Greenstar FC secretary Altaaf Ali said:, “I think Press FC gave us a good run. We were 1-0 down and it was not easy to come back but the boys fought back. We will prepare for Kasavu FC on Sunday.”

In the first match, Yalalevu beat Nalovo 1-0.


2pm: Press-Kasavu; 4pm Max Nalovo-Northpole.

Sunday: 1pm Yalalevu-Northpole; 3pm Kasavu-Greenstar.

Edited by Osea Bola


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