FIJI Football Association president Rajesh Patel is contemplating on bringing the Fiji FACT to Labasa's Subrail Park next year. After failing to do so this year, Fiji FA looks committed to satisfy the long yearning of the Labasa fans for a major tournament to be held in Vanua Levu. Patel, speaking at the opening round of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants, said the decision depended on Labasa Town Council as they needed to improve on facilities to host a tournament.
IT was a full house at Labasa's Subrail Park in round one of the BOG yesterday. More than 9000 fans came from all different parts of Vanua Levu to enjoy the first four matches of the second major soccer tournament in the country. Some fans that came late did not get a seat and sat on the ground to watch the matches. Labasa should be called the soccer crazy town!
AT half-time breaks, fans were seen rushing to the tap beside the media tent to fill in their bottles for the 'muddy mix'. Instead of waiting in the line for their chance, these fans were seen jostling at the tap to fill their bottles first. First come first serve basis doesn't seem to be in order for the northerners. Even people and drivers in the main town did not take any heed of the crossing light. They just cross anytime they want to.
FANS rushed to the pub near the Subrail Park during breaks to quench their thirst with some icy cold beers. The Farmers Club was the beer parlour for the soccer fans that came out in numbers to enjoy the first four matches. Some patrons were seen staggering on their way back into the ground. Fittingly, one fan wore a T-shirt reading 'Shhhhhh this is my hangover shirt'.