Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:53 PM on Wednesday 20 August

/ Front page / Sport

Singh wants to step down from referees association

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, April 28, 2014

FIJI Football Referees Association president Mahendra Singh will quit his position at the end of the year.

The former FIFA badge holder announced this during the diamond anniversary celebrations for the association at the Inter - Continental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa at Natadola on Saturday.

Singh said it was a disappointment not to hold the golden anniversary ten years ago.

"When I took over as president, I made it my priority to see that one day the referees should be recognised for their contribution to the sport," he said.

Singh served as a referee for 38 years officiating at the FIFA organised events for 15 years.

He officiated in many World Cup and Olympic qualifying matches.

The DHL Global Forwarding country manager holds the record of officiating in seven Inter District Championship finals.

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, who is the patron of the association, was the chief guest.

Fiji Football Association acting president Tarunesh Reddy said the match officials played an important role in the sport.

Reddy said the referees association had come a long way since its establishment 60 years ago.

Finau Vulivuli, Ravinesh Kumar, Rakesh Varman, Indar Rajan Pillay, Hari Raj Naicker and Andrew Achari were some of the recipients of the awards at the celebrations.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 12 go out
  2. Inquiry into video
  3. Amazing Race in the capital
  4. Church elders under scrutiny
  5. State fails to collect revenue
  6. Escapees in custody
  7. Advice for contestants
  8. Church conference
  9. Manual launch
  10. Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary at jamboree

Top Stories this Week

  1. Praise for PM Thursday (14 Aug)
  2. He's out of polls Friday (15 Aug)
  3. Dad's final farewell Friday (15 Aug)
  4. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  5. Man on murder charge Thursday (14 Aug)
  6. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  7. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  9. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  10. Liverpool strikes deal Thursday (14 Aug)