60 minute IDC
THE Inter-District Championship soccer tournament will be the only local tournament that will play 60 minutes of football.
Twenty-three teams will feature at the tournament while 10 will battle it out in the super premier division.
Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said next year's Fiji Fact would be played in 90 minutes.
Issa for Whites
SANNI Issa has been cleared to feature for the All Whites at the BOG tournament.
Issa's fate for Suva was in doubt until yesterday, when he was given the green light to play for the Fiji Fact champions.
The Nigerian import has played for Lautoka and Rewa.
THE Suva football team played the University of the South Pacific (USP) side in a warm-up match at the USP grounds yesterday.
Suva, laced with top players Samuela Kautoga, Joseph Mishra, Samuela Vula and Emori Ragata, was testing its combination before their opening clash against Nadi on Sunday.
THE Fiji Football Association is anticipating tough competition at the Inkk Mobile BOG tournament.
With defending champion Rewa being out of form during the national league, Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said it would be a thriller in Labasa this weekend.
"It will tough, as we can see that Nadi leads the NL, Lautoka and Ba are there and also Rewa have recruited some players to strengthen them, so it should be exciting," he said.
Talk in town
THE talk of the street now is the registration of Lautoka's strike sensation Maika Waqa for Rewa team at the BOG tournament.
Despite the fact the Delta Tigers will have to sort out his release documents with Lautoka FA, Waqa was not included in the Blues final 22 for the BOG.
POASA Bainivalu's saga will be determined today. The Fiji under-23 rep is serving his suspension with Nadi FA and is likely to hook up again with the Blues.
Lautoka soccer boss Shalend Prasad said Bainivalu's fate would be determined by Fiji FA.
Tickets on sale
THE BOG tickets are on sale now at the Labasa Town Council.
The main pavilion costs $12, $10 on the side pavilion and $6 for adults on the embankment.
Fiji FA has urged the public to buy their tickets now to avoid the disappointment of waiting in long lines at the gate on Sunday.
THE Bank of South Pacific's Labasa branch handed over a set of sporting balls to Labasa Primary School yesterday.
School headteacher Marica Eparama said the gift was timely because most students had engaged themselves in sporting events like rugby and netball in the sports season