Lawaqa to host veteran’s tournament

The RC Manubhai/APCO Coatings Fiji FA Veteran’s Tournament will be played at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.

The four-day tournament will be held from June 2nd to 5th during the second round of the Digicel Fiji FACT.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf confirmed that the tournament will be played for over 40 years.

“This year’s tournament is open to all players born before 1st January 1983, which means any player who is born in the year 1982 and before is eligible. No rookie players shall be allowed.”

Yusuf said only 16 teams would be allowed to take part in the tournament.

“There has been huge interest from local and overseas teams but we will only allow 16 teams,”

“I request interested teams to register and pay their subscription fee to avoid disappointment,” said Yusuf

“All funds collected from the tournament will be put under a fund to assist the children of former national football reps.

Yusuf says the veteran’s tournament which has become an annual event continues to grow.

“This indeed is a very special event for Fiji FA. The former reps have entertained the fans for a number of years and it is only fitting to hold a veterans tournament which gives an opportunity to these players to celebrate their achievements and as well the young generation to see who these prominent figures were,” Yusuf said.

The winner of the 2014 RC Manubhai/Apco Coatings Fiji International Veterans tournament gets $4000 while the runner-up $1500.

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