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Fiji FA happy with new season

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THE Fiji Football Association is happy with the successful start of the 2014 soccer season.

Competitions manager and National League board secretary Amitesh Pal said the standard was a step up compared with last season and believed it would continue to improve.

Shop N Save Nadi and 4R Electrical Ba drew 1-all in both the home and away legs of the Pillay's Garments Champion versus Champion while the three matches of the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League were really close matches.

"Teams came out firing in the first round of games with intense competition," he said.

"As you know that bottom placed team at the end of the League will be demoted from this year so teams really need to enhance their performance and maintain consistency throughout the season.

"Teams only have 14 games throughout and every point will be vital."

He said the same scoreline of 2-1 in all three league matches were a reflection of the strength of the teams.

"It's good to see the teams which finished in the second half of the points table last year coming up.

"And the upset by Nadroga FA, which finished in seventh spot last season, we can only say that the gap between the teams is closing.

"All this has resulted after introduction of the new format this season — eight teams and direct promotion/demotion format; we can already see its positives in just the first round of competition."

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