Help from NZ
THE Fiji Football Association will work with two Fiji soccer bodies in New Zealand. They are the newly endorsed New Zealand Fiji Soccer Incorporated and the New Zealand Fiji Football Club Incorporated of Mangere. The Fiji FA clarified that the delegates had not accepted a motion to withdraw NZFFCI's membership. The Australia Fiji Soccer Association is another associate member of Fiji FA.
AS always the Fiji Football Association relies on the print media to publish the best coverage for the tournaments. But as on most occasions the facilities provided are much to be desired. At this year's IDC the print media has been allocated a space high up in pavilion B at Govind Park. The view is certainly obscured by the two Courts advertisements hanging from the pavilion. Not only are the steps blocked by spectators, there is no power source for laptops and light.
THERE was a power outage in Ba just before the opening ceremony of the IDC. Luckily a diesel generator was available to power the sound system to commence the official program for the tournament.
Cawaki at IDC
THE commissioner western Commander Joeli Cawaki officially opened the 74th IDC at Govind Park on Wednesday. Ironically Cawaki is the board member of the Fiji Rugby Union.
A big crowd turned up to witness the opening round of the tournament. Many soccer fans spent their Fiji Day holiday at Govind Park and were treated to some lively soccer action with minnows Navua upsetting defending champions Labasa 3-1 in the first super premier fixture. However the numbers dropped on day two as it was a working day