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Cash boost for league

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, January 19, 2014

IN a bid to improve the competition level in the National Football League, the Fiji FA yesterday announced an increment in the prize money.

This year's Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna NFL winner will collect $18,000 while second-placed gets $6000.

The team that finishes third in the super premier competition will settle for $1000. In the premier grade competition, the winner will walk away with $5000 while the runner-up settles for $2000.

The youth competition winner will receive $4000 while the runner-up $1500.

While announcing the increment, Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said this was possible through the massive $5million sponsorship deal with Vodafone Fiji and CJ Patel Pacific.

Patel said with the new super eight format being played this year where the bottom placed team will be demoted to premier grade, tough competition was expected. "It's testing time for all the districts to stay on top and take every game seriously," he said.

CJ Patel Pacific marketing director Nathan Hildebrand said they hoped to see an improvement in the standard of football in the country. He said the sponsorship assured a "new era of football in Fiji".

"We want to see Fiji Football grow with improvements in the international ranking, domestic competition and facility."

Fiji FA vice-president Yogeshwar Singh said the national league was an important competition in the association calendar.








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