Vodafone Fiji backs futsal development
12 June, 2018, 4:00 am
VODAFONE Fiji has shown its support towards the development of futsal in the country.
The local telecommunications giant formalized their support as sponsors for the revival of district league which was launched last week.
Vodafone Fiji’s chief operating officer Ronald Prasad said they were always happy to support events that created positive ripple effects branching out from their sponsorships.
“I am certain that this will generate a lot of interest after the revival of the league at district level comes after a lapse of almost 10 years,” said Prasad.
“There have been a few futsal competitions played in the last few years and it is great to see Fiji FA put a proper framework, starting with the Central Zone.”
Prasad said Fiji had enthusiastic football players that were ready to take on the challenge in this fast paced five-a-side football game.
“Not only does the competition provide opportunity for the teams to engage in their passion for the sport, but in fact, it is a great medium for the players to build on their football skills and find an avenue to stay fit, while enjoying what they do,” he said.
“Futsal is as entertaining for the players as much as it is to spectators. It is fast paced, fun and can be called the sevens of football.
“We anticipate the competition will gain momentum in the next few weeks and I’m sure with the media coverage and the interest that exists, we will see more teams come on board. The idea is to expand this to other zones in the not too distant future.
“Vodafone applauds the efforts of Fiji FA for reviving the Futsal League competition. It is indeed a welcomed initiative,” Prasad said.