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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.








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