New Fiji FA deal

Aiyaz Musa (left) Fiji FA Board of Control, Vodafone chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad with Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel and Fiji FA vice president Yogeshwar Singh after the signing of the sponsorship deal last Friday at the Fiji FA head office in Vatuwaqa. Picture: ATU RASEA

IT was a special evening for the Fiji Football Association after major sponsor Vodafone jumped on board to renew its sponsorship contract in support of the sport in Fiji.

Fiji Football Association received a boost of $5.5m as a sponsorship package for a period of five years.

Association president Rajesh Patel said he was thankful to Vodafone for extending the contract as this was a boost to the development of the sport in the country.

“This relationship with Vodafone had been running for 10 years and since then football has developed and reached new heights.

“This sponsorship will assure the association that we have the help we need to move forward and keep the sport going,” said Patel.

Patel said the national teams had improved in the past season and would continue to build though developments.

“We have a new management that has shaped our national teams for example our women’s team are currently performing wonders.

“Our men’s team and other junior national teams are coming up the ranks and all that could not have been possible without financial help from our major sponsor,” said Patel.

“We want to ensure that the sport is supported in all levels from development stages to the senior level. We could not have made it without the support of Vodafone and we will make sure we give them the mileage they need,” he added.

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad said Vodafone Fiji was proud to sponsor Fiji Football for another five years seeing the achievements they had accomplished through the years.

“We are proud to reaffirm our alliance and are proud to sponsor Fiji Football for another term.

“We will support the association in all levels which is from primary schools level, secondary schools to national teams level.

“This sponsorship reflects our commitment to develop football in the country so that our youngsters would have the opportunity to shine and pursue greatness in the sport,” said Prasad.

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