Fiji FA to honour reps, officials

Lautoka's Pranil Naidu battles for possession against AS Dragons in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League quarter-final match. Picture: SUPPLIED

Lautoka's Pranil Naidu battles for possession against AS Dragons in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League quarter-final match. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Vodafone Fiji Football Association will hold its annual awards night in Suva.

Lautoka’s Dave Radregai, Labasa’s Christopher Wasasala and Ba captain Abbu Zahid have been nominated as the 2017 National Hire Footballer of the Year.

The three have been outstanding for their respective teams this year with Wasasala and Radregai securing their spots in the national team.

Radregai also played a vital role in the Lautoka team this season helping the side to win the Courts Inter District Championship and the Vodafone National Premier League.

His Lautoka team was also nominated the Team of the Year alongside Rewa and Rewa Youth team. Lautoka president Abdul Kadar was nominated alongside Mohammed Nazeel of Rewa and Suva’s Ritesh Pratap as administrator of the year.

The awards night will be held at Yue Lei Hotel at 7pm.

Shortlisted nominees:

Bank of Baroda Junior Woman’s Footballer of the Year 2017: Vani Bainivalu (Tailevu Naitasiri), Tabua Likumotovai (Rewa), Adi Dilaisiana Drodrolagi Yauyau (Tailevu Naitasiri); Jack’s of Fiji Junior Footballer of the Year 2017: Mohammed Nigel (Rewa), Kishan Sami (Ba),Jovilisi Borisi (Tavua), 4R Electric Fair Player of the Year 2017; Shahil Dave (Suva), Menon Ram (Dreketi), Krishnil Shekhar (Rakiraki), All Basic Supplies Media Personnel of the Year 2017: Reginald Chandar (Fijilive), Anushil Kumar, Vodafone Fiji Freelancer and World Max TV, Amalgamated Referee of the Year 2017: Avinesh Narayan (Ba), Veer Singh (Rewa), Ashwin Raj (Labasa), Fiji FA Employee of the Year (Presidents Award): Late JD Maharaj Administrator of the Year (Premier) 2017: Abdul Kadar (Lautoka), Mohammed Nazeel (Rewa), Ritesh Pratap (Suva), Late Sashi Mahendra Singh Coach of the Year 2017: Laisani Mataele (Tailevu Naitasiri Women), Nigel Khan (Rewa), Kamal Swamy (Lautoka), Bank of South Pacific Team of the Year 2017: Rewa, Rewa U19 Youth Team, Lautoka, 10. Coca-Cola Woman’s Footballer of the year 2017:Timaima Vuniyayawa, Luisa Tamani ( Ba), Adi Ateca Tuwai (Ba), Vodafone Fiji Popular Footballer of the Year 2017: Zibraaz Saheb (Lautoka), Kishan Sami (Ba),Gabrieli Matanisiqa (Rewa), Shahil Dave (Suva), Christopher Wasasala, Vilitati Kautoga, Alfraz Ali (Nadi), Cema Nasau (Ba), Sekoula Waqanidrola, Sofi Dilowai, National Hire Footballer of the year 2017: Dave Radrigai (Lautoka), Christopher Wasasala, Abbu Zahid, Smart & Efficient Security Services Volunteer of the Year 2017: Meli Yasawa (Tailevu Naitasiri) 2, Surend (Suva), Ajeet Prasad ( Nasinu), HFC Bank Administrator of the Year (Senior) 2017:Nalvindra Pratap (Nadogo), Nilesh Chand (Seaqaqa), Pranesh Pratap (Tavua)

Last year’s winners: 1. Bank of Baroda Junior Woman’s Footballer of the Year 2016 – Francis Lockington of Lautoka, 2. Smart Efficient Security Junior Footballer of the Year 2016 – Mataiasi Toma of Nadi, 4R Electric Fair Player of the Year 2016 – Madhvan Goundar of Rewa, Courts Fiji Limited Media Personnel of the Year 2016 – Rohit Deo of FBC, Referee of the Year 2016 – Avinesh Narayan, Fiji FA Employee of the Year (Presidents Award) 2016 – Amitesh Pal, Late JD Maharaj Administrator of the Year (Premier) 2016 – Abdul Kadar of Lautoka, Late Sashi Mahendra Singh Coach of the Year 2016 – Ratu Marika Tavanavanua Rodu of Rewa, Jack’s of Fiji Team of the Year 2016 – BA FA, Fiji Development Bank Woman’s Footballer of the year 2016 – Naomi Waqanidrola of Rewa, Vodafone Fiji Limited Popular Footballer of the Year 2015 – Nickel Nishaal Chand of Labasa, Vodafone Fiji Limited Popular Footballer of the Year 2016 – Mohammed Shazil of Lautoka, Pacific Energy Footballer of the year 2016 – Setereki Hughes of Suva