CONTROVERSY surrounded the Fiji Primary Schools Inter-District Championship which finished at the Lautoka Central School grounds yesterday.
This is after no extra-time was played in the under-12 semi-final between Lautoka and Nadi which ended in a tie after full-time on Thursday.
A straight penalty shootout took place which Nadi won.
The Lautoka U12 officials filed a protest questioning the decision of the organisers regarding the straight penalty shootout.
The protest was disallowed. Lautoka then appealed the decision getting the Fiji Football Association involved.
Fiji FA vice president Tarunesh Reddy said they found out that there were no tournament rules.
He said this was a major concern.
Reddy said under the laws of the game, extra-time needed to be played.
"We ruled that the extra time had to be played first before the penalty shootout," Reddy said.
"The Fiji Primary Schools Football Association has to get its house in order because many issues have been raised which is a concern as they come under our banner.
"In saying that we will be looking for sponsors for the primary schools IDC next year."
In another incident during the three-day tournament Nadroga was awarded the match after Labasa failed to arrive on time.
Nadroga entered the field with the match officials who waited for Labasa before blowing the whistle after the mandatory period.
However when Labasa arrived Nadroga was forced to retake the field.
Labasa went on to win the fixture.
In the U12 semi-final Lautoka defeated Nadi. Both teams were locked nil-all after extra time.
Lautoka won the penalty shootout 2-1.
Navua won the final beating Lautoka 2-0.