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Fiji Football Association mourns Ibrahim's death

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE football fraternity is mourning the loss of one of the veterans and most respected administrators.

Fiji Football Association board member Sheik Ibrahim succumbed to a kidney disease, which he has been battling since 2001, yesterday.

The Labasa man passed away at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. He was 67.

Fiji FA president and Oceania Football Confederation executive committee member Rajesh Patel said they were saddened by the loss adding Ibrahim would be missed by the football family.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family who will have to go through this difficult phase," Patel said in a statement.

"We have lost a great man today. One who had football in his heart and football was his life. He immensely contributed towards the development of football in Fiji and leaves behind a legacy which many of us would only dream of fulfilling."

Ibrahim served the Fiji FA for more than 30 years. He was elected Fiji FA vice-president in 2011.

He also served as the Fiji Primary Schools Football Association and Labasa Football Association president.

He acted in the role of Fiji FA president in 2011.

Ibrahim will be laid to rest today at 4.30pm in Labasa.

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