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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.