Tuitubou: The sport is heading for better days

SUVA, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 (FIJI TIMES) --- Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou believes there are better days for soccer in the not too distant future.

Speaking during Ba's Courts Inter District Championship celebrations on Saturday, Tuitubou said this was evident with the national under-23 side qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He said Ba Football Association's 80th anniversary book launched on Saturday highlighted the victories of the giants and also shed light on the magnificent manner in which the sport had been governed.

"Ba's record specifically speaks for itself," Tuitubou said.

"The Ba football side has set a tradition in representing the nation at the Oceania Champions League. The side is ranked in the top ten in the Oceania region. Ba has produced most of the prolific footballers who have represented the nation. So it is thereby no difference that once you mention Ba, it automatically relates to the sport of football."

Tuitubou said the sporting associations should uphold the principle of accountability, transparency and equity.

"The sport of football in Fiji is indeed heading for better days," he said.

"This is evident with the Fiji team's qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics. We have the capability to qualify for the FIFA sanctioned tournaments and the players are capable of going to the next stage, said Tuitubou.... PACNEWS


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