Fiji Time: 9:47 PM on Tuesday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fiji FA gives green light to super eight format

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, November 18, 2012

THE Fiji Football Association council yesterday passed for automatic relegation of the two bottom placed super premier teams after the 2012-2013 Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League competition.

This means after the 2012-2013 NFL, Fiji FA will adopt the super eight format.

During the meeting in Ba the delegates also approved the first round fixtures for the 2012/2013 NFL.

The new season which will start next month will see two super premier matches and two youth matches played at one venue. Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said this was done to increase the number of spectators during the NFL.

He said they had a fruitful meeting and the district officials agreed to proposals.

Patel said the gate taking would be equally shared among the districts during the matches.

"It is good to see the bigger districts realising the financial plight of the smaller districts," Patel said.

"The teams will have to bear the transportation costs. There will be more focus on the youth league. It will be compulsory for all districts. The youth league will be played on a zonal basis."

The NFL is scheduled to kick off on December 15.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Australia applauds Fiji
  2. FLP mourns death of party member
  3. Memorial for former teacher
  4. Advice against unhealthy diets
  5. Aussies restore ties
  6. Relief for Westerners as rain falls
  7. Forgiveness and reconciliation to benefit vanua
  8. Longer dry spell looms
  9. Police treat death of girl, 13, as murder
  10. Ministry gets updates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ro Teimumu is Leader of the Opposition Wednesday (24 Sep)
  2. Mata apologises Wednesday (24 Sep)
  3. Luveni vacates her seat, Tuitubou is now an elected MP Wednesday (24 Sep)
  4. PM designates Cabinet portfolios Thursday (25 Sep)
  5. Our new Speaker Thursday (25 Sep)
  6. Moment of silence Thursday (25 Sep)
  7. Salary budget soon Thursday (25 Sep)
  8. PM's first official trip Wednesday (24 Sep)
  9. PM: Work with me Monday (29 Sep)
  10. Police intervene Friday (26 Sep)