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All In One Restaurant Boost $30k For Pacific Cup

“It is good to have this legacy. Thanks to the Fiji Football Association for supporting this and the company being part of it too,” he said.
04 Nov 2022 13:38
All In One Restaurant Boost $30k For Pacific Cup
Fiji Football Association vice president Jitendra Kumar, Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel, Sulendra Raju, Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) Director Sales and Marketing Vijendra Kumar during the pools draw in Nadi on November 3, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The organisers of the 2022 Pacific Community Cup yesterday received a major financial boost prior to the tournament later this month.

All in One Restaurant and Cakes Director Sulendra Raju presented the cheque of $30,000 to the Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel in Nadi.

Raju said the Pacific Cup was generated in New Zealand and it was good to see that it has been embraced by local communities.

“It is good to have this legacy. Thanks to the Fiji Football Association for supporting this and the company being part of it too,” he said.


He thanked the organizing committee coordinated by Aiyaz Musa, Muni Nair, Javed Ahmed, Aman Nair, and a few others.

Patel thanked Raju for his sponsorship and commitment in encouraging local teams to participate in the event especially when it is a non-calendar event for FFA.

“This Pacific Community Cup brings those of Fijian heritage together giving them the opportunity to mingle around with everyone,” he said.

“The whole reason why we are holding the tournament is that these are communities in return are always willing to assist the national sides when they travel to their countries – this includes the men, women, boys or girls teams. It is very important that this Pacific Community Cup remains.


Supporting WOWS Kids 

Patel added that they have a corporate responsibility to share as they host the Pacific Community Cup with all profit to be presented to the (Walk on Walk Strong) WOWs Kids.

He added that it was necessary that the football be used for humanity projects as it was for the welfare of their former players.

“For corporate social responsibility we thought it was fitting that we tie up with a non-governmental organisation that benefits children our future generation. We are partnering with WOWS Kids Fiji; Fiji FA will be raising funds and creating awareness in a bigger and inclusive way,” said Patel.

“This is the first Fiji FA tournament that funds (profits) will go to WOWS Kids Fiji. In the future, in every league match and every tournament there will be a portion of the ticket price attached, this can be 50 cents or $1.


Pool Of Death

Defending champions Lautoka have found themselves in the pool of death, Group B of the 2022 Pacific Community Cup.

The other side in the team includes Suva, Labasa, Lautoka and NZFFI All Stars.

Group A has AuFFI All-Stars, Ba, Nadi, USA All Stars.


Live Stream 

Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) TV will air pay per view live-streaming of all 18 matches.

FFA also confirmed that the Digicel Womens IDC semi-final and final will be played at the same venue.



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