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Nadi duo suspended

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TWO of Nadi's upcoming players Shafim Buksh and William Valentine have been suspended from all levels of football after failing to join the side for the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League match against Rewa last Sunday.

The duo were named in the 16-member squad to travel to Nausori for the fixture but are alleged to have opted to play in a bazaar tournament instead.

Nadi Football Association president Navneeda Gounder said the two players had been charged.

Gounder said the suspensions were necessary and it would serve as a warning.

"They are young players. The National Football League is important because the two top teams will qualify for next year's Oceania Champions League," he said.

"We want the players to have district pride. Both Shafim and William are midfielders and have an important role to play for the team."

The disciplinary hearing will be held next week. Meanwhile, Bargain Box will sponsor the Nadi local league competition.

Gounder said they were in the process of securing Samuela Drudru's release from Suva.

"I would like to thank Dominion Transport, KK's Hardware, Morden Glass, Narend Transport, Forest Supplies and SK Davey in supporting Drudru's move to Nadi."

Nadi is in Group B of the Oceania Champions League playoffs with defending champions Auckland City, Vanuatu champions Amicale FC and Tahiti champions AS Dragons. Ba is in Group C with Papua New Guinea champions Hekari United, Tafea FC of Vanuatu and AS Magenta of New Caledonia.

Group A has Kiwi FC of Samoa, AS Pirae of Tahiti, Waitakere United of New Zealand and Warriors of the Solomon Islands.

The playoffs will be held in Lautoka and Ba from April 7 to April 15.








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