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Fiji names strong team for annual FANCA sports tournament

Josefa Makaba
Sunday, August 26, 2012

THE Fiji Muslim team has named a powerful side for next month's Fiji Muslim FANCA Sports Federation tournament at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

The tournament will involve teams from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and USA.

Secretary-General of the Fiji Muslim FANCA Sports Federation Mohammed Sattar said preparations for the five-day tournament was going according to plans and they were looking forward to another successful tournament.

Sattar said all five teams had confirmed participation.

"The tournament will start on Wednesday 26th September with the final to be held on the 30th," Sattar said.

"On Tuesday September 25 we will have our religious ceremonies to mark the start of the tournament before we will have the opening dinner where the Attorney-General and Justice Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be the chief guest.

"On Wednesday, the Police band will lead the teams as they march to the ground where the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will officially declare the tournament open."

New Zealand is the defending champion of the tournament.

The Fiji will team will include top players like Suva striker Sanni Issa, Lautoka's Zibraaz Sahib, Navua's Sheik Moshin and Siga Ali and Nadroga duo Jonas Naceva and Sanaila Dakaica (Iftikar Ali).