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U20 honoured

Arin Kumar
Monday, July 07, 2014

IT was added incentive for members of the Vodafone Fiji under-20 side that qualified for the FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in New Zealand next year.

The Fiji Football Association promised the players and officials would share $50,000 but instead they were given about $65,000 during a gala dinner night on Saturday.

The players and officials also received the medals for their victory at the Ming Du Restaurant in presence of their parents, friends and club reps.

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel said the players and their parents deserved the honour.

"We thank the players for the hard work on the field and we thank their parents for their support and sacrifice," he said.

"It's a very special and wonderful occasion and we have to reward the people who deserve it.

"That is the reason we did it professionally this year instead of just calling them and giving them their rewards."

Team coach Ravinesh Kumar said the gesture from Fiji FA was wonderful and the players would definitely be motivated by it.

"It's something that the players didn't expect but it's something they deserve," he said.

He said the onus was on the players now to improve on their fitness and skill levels for the upcoming tours and games.

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