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Non-completion of local leagues concerns Fiji FA

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE Fiji Football Association is concerned with the non-completion of local league competitions in many districts, especially in the Northern Division.

For the third successive year, no clubs from the North have entered the National Club Championship.

Fiji Football Association chief executive Bob Kumar said the district associations needed to take the local league competition seriously.

He said the local league competition needed to be revived in some premier and super premier districts.

"This issue will be brought up during the next council meeting," Kumar said.

"In some districts the local league was not completed. Hence this denied the teams a chance to qualify for the National Club Championship.

"The local league is where the players are bred. It is the pathway to the district level."

This year, clubs from three premier districts featured in the National Club Championship qualifiers.

They were Lami Rangers (Lami), Northern Sharks (Lami), Raralevu Sports (Tailevu Naitasiri), Friends United FC (Nasinu) and Lincoln Sports (Nasinu).