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Fiji FA suspends technical director

Amit Raj
Monday, July 11, 2011

THE Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) board has slapped its technical director Saiyad Ali with an indefinite suspension.

New Fiji FA acting president Sheik Ibrahim confirmed the decision but did not wish to comment further. He said Fiji FA would release details later.

When contacted yesterday Ali said he was not aware of the decision.

One of the Fiji FA board members, who did not wish to be named, said the decision to suspend Ali was based on Fiji's dismal outing in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U20 and U17 championships earlier this year.

The Fiji FA board also reviewed its earlier decision to award last year's national league title to Lautoka after receiving a letter from the Ba fan club.

The board member said the decision had been reversed with Ba being awarded the title and also the right to represent Fiji in the next O-League.

Ba won the league and finished top of the points table. But second-placed Lautoka had filed a protest against Rewa, which the Fiji FA had ruled in favour of the Blues.

Ibrahim has been a Fiji FA vice-president for 19 years.

"The board members have appointed me and we will work together for the betterment of the sport," he said.





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