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Caretaker boss for Lautoka FA

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

RETIRED businessman Sanjay Prasad has been appointed as the administrator of the Lautoka Football Association.

This is after the Fiji Football Association board of control decided to suspend all executives of the Lautoka Football Association following an investigation last week.

The investigations were carried out after two clubs lodged complaints with the parent body relating to the affairs of Lautoka soccer.

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said the investigating team found many irregularities.

Patel said the board of control met last Saturday to discuss the issue.

"The board of control decided to suspend all management executives of Lautoka football," he said.

"This is after the investigation team found many abnormalities. None of the executives are authorised to carry out any official work on behalf of Lautoka football. They are not allowed to use the Lautoka Football Association letter head.

"There will be more investigations into the affairs of Lautoka football. After consultations with Lautoka's patron Babu Rattan Deo, we have appointed Sanjay Prasad as the administrator. He has been running the affairs of the team since last month."

Lautoka Football Association president Shalendra Prasad and vice president Abdul Khaiyum Rafiq resigned earlier this month.

Patel said Lautoka's ordinary congress scheduled for next month would be deferred.

"We want to make sure that Lautoka football continues as formidable body and participate in all Fiji FA competitions. The Fiji FA will call for the ordinary congress after all the investigations are completed.

"Sanjay has been advised to forward names of a few people who could be on the Lautoka committee until then."

Sanjay is no stranger to football. He was the president of the Lautoka Football Association in 1994. Lautoka Football Association was formed in 1934 and is one of the founding members of the parent body.