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Fiji FA receives timely boost

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, May 23, 2014

THE Fiji Football Association received a timely financial support from the Fiji National Sports Commission to enhance the development of the game.

The commission yesterday presented $50,000 to assist the preparation of the Vodafone Fiji under-20 side in the OFC U20 Championship which starts today.

The commission also approved coaching grant for the national coaching director Carlos Buzzetti.

Commission chairman Peter Mazey said they hoped to see an improved performance from the national football sides in the future.

"This is one of the top tournament that Fiji has had in any sport," Mazey said.

"Its a qualifying tournament for the FIFA U20 World Cup. Six nations are coming in to play and its been a while since we had that."

Mazey said they hoped their assistance in paying for Buzzetti's services through the government's initiative of international coaching program would help in the development of the sport.

"We working with Fiji Football and taking football out to the rural areas.

"We want to be right up there. I never understood why Fiji Football hasn't been right up there."

Fiji Football CEO Bob Kumar said the grant would assist them to achieve the results.

"On behalf of Fiji FA I would like to thank the Fiji Government and Fiji National Sports Commission for this assistance," Kumar said in a statement.

"I can assure everyone that such a handsome grant will be put to best use for the national U20 side which is aiming to qualify for FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand next year."








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