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Women’s Super Six To Be A Hit: Pal

“We have planned to start a new competition like we have for the men and we will also have two tier competition for women,” he said.
12 Feb 2021 14:48
Women’s Super Six To Be A Hit: Pal
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

The Fiji Football Association’s new competition Women’s Super-Six League will no doubt to be very com­petitive when it kicks off at the end of the month.

Fiji FA competitions manager Amitesh Pal told Fiji FA Media that women football in the country was going big.

“We have planned to start a new competi­tion like we have for the men and we will also have two tier competition for women,” he said.

Pal said in the Premier Division they would have six teams and in the senior divi­sion there would be 12 teams.

“For women we’ll have the Super Six League which is like a professional league,” he said.

Fiji FA chief executive officer, Mohammed Yusuf said the Women’s Super Six League was a new product of Fiji Football.

“It will be played home and away just like the Vodafone Premier League, “said Yusuf.

Some of the matches will be played as cur­tain raiser during the Vodafone Premier League.

“And the girls can play in front of huge crowd.

“Labasa is also part of this so the Viti Levu teams will have opportunities to travel to the North and play. Likewise, the Labasa women team will travel to Viti Levu and this will give the girls more opportunities to showcase their talents.”

Yusuf said this was a big step forward for women’s football in the country.

“It not only for the players but also for the coaches, officials and whole admin staff be­cause it will not be like when they used to collect the players and play, “said Yusuf

“This will need to do a lot of preparation and get everyone’s commitment as well.”

He said this was a fully funded competition by Fiji Football.

“Fiji FA is going to fund for everything like coaches allowance, traveling grant, match day meals, boots, jerseys, balls and all other equipment to the top six districts,”

Yusuf added that this was a big year for women’s football.

“It’s a big year for us as OFC wants to hold the Nations Cup in January, next year. This competition will give our coaches to scout the best players for the national team as well,” he said.

“We need everyone’s commitment, we need structure and things all organised for dis­tricts,”

He said Fiji FA was doing everything to as­sist the six teams.

“Our national women’s head coach Marika Rodu is having sessions with the six teams to make sure they all have the same playing philosophy,” Yusuf said.

Rodu said the pressure was now on teams to prove themselves to maintain their spot.

“The new concept will bring more respon­sibility in terms of the teams and officials. They will feel more included in terms of the competition.” said Rodu

The Fiji FA Women’s Super League will be launched on Saturday at the Sofitel Fiji Re­sort and Spa in Nadi.



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