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Sacked coaches seek audience with Lautoka officials

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE former Lautoka players who were dismissed as the interim panel of coaches by the Lautoka Football Association last week are seeking an audience with the council members.

Former players Sam Work, Jeremaia Ladawa and Upendran Choy were handed their letters last Wednesday for breaching their working conditions.

Work, who was the head coach on the panel, said they wanted to assure the clubs that they were on the right track.

"Many fans have come to us in the past weeks to keep the development program going," Work said.

"We had some 30 to 40 players at training at times. Interest was shown by loyal supporters who turn up to watch training. This was only seen in the heydays of Lautoka soccer in the 1970s and 1980s."

"A former New Zealand national league player who grew up in Lautoka was involved with the panel of coaches and sponsored various items including balls, training shirts and also paid for the transport to Ba for a game. He also sponsored the return of Alvin Avinesh and Peni Finau to the district.

"The clubs and supporters should not derail the development and foundation which is a great future for Lautoka soccer. We believe the council of Lautoka soccer will make the right decision."

The LFA council meeting will be held at the Churchill Park canteen on March 4.

The Lautoka side has eight points from seven matches in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League.


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