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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OFC's ruling infavor of Bilikiki disappoints Fiji's Haniff

Fiji FA Futsal/Beach Soccer Commission Director Younas Haniff is disappointed with Oceania Football Commission after it nominated Solomon Islands to represent the region.

OFC says the region including Fiji did not have an international pitch to host the tournament but Haniff does not agree. "We show deep disappointment on the action taken by OFC," Haniff said.

"We have earlier written three letters expressing our intention to take part in the qualifying rounds,"Haniff said. He said Fiji still could host the tournament at the Laucala Sports City.

"Tahiti and NZ have temporary pitches while Fiji had international standard beach soccer ground which is used by Beach Volley Ball competition in 2003 SPG games . But we have been ignored for a reason unknown to us," he said.

"I have written to the president of OFC stating our disappointment and FFA."

"We spent a lot of time, effort, money to play in the competition which was done in a very organized manner.

"It all comes to a whipping a dead horse."

Source: Fijisun newspaper

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