Fiji FA to decide on IDC finale
October 14, 2012 5:44 pm
Suvas goal in the final seconds of extra time thought to have broken the 28 year old drought broke loose as Ba players ran for Assistant referee Kavitesh Bahari in awarding the goals.
According to Ba’s captain Osea Vakatalesau, he says they’re protesting against the rebound which they feel should have been a goal to Ba and not more of the goal the All Whites scored but more on the rebound.
Never seen in Fiji soccer ever, the situation is similar to the 1982’ BOG commotion where Suva was pelted with stones but Ba won the game.
This comes after Suva’s Waisake Navunigasau scored two minutes away from the end of the second extra spell and the Ba players protested the goal saying that the assistant referee raised his flag for an offside before he put the flag down again as the referee Andrew Achari had awarded the goal.
Suva coach Gurjit Singh was disappointed with how the game was handled.
”definitely goal was scored and people agre that goal was scored. They should check on TV whether the goal was scored or not.”
He adds they do not want a rematch of the game.
Achari was later advising the two captains that it was unsafe to continue the games. He called the match off and now awaits Fiji FA’s decision.
Women and children of the Suva soccer team was seen going into the field because of the rowdy behaviour from fans throwing bottles to the team.
The game was on hold for about thirty minutes before there was an official announcement by Fiji FA’s president Rajesh Patel that a decision will be made in the next Board of Control meeting.