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Praises for Fiji Football and Rajesh Patel

September 26, 2015 7:33 pm

In the past four years the Fiji Football Association has been working hard at getting the basics right and they are now proving they are on to a winning formula.

OFC President David Chung says strong leadership shown by Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel has raised Fiji’s football profile around the world thanks in part to their turn at the FIFA U-20 World Cup earlier this year.

Patel has focused on youth development which has seen Development Centers and Centers of Excellence established across the country.

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Chung adds Patel is also committed to restoring the national team to glory and already they’re making inroads.

With the OFC Nation’s Cup looming they have leap-frogged current holders Tahiti to claim third place in the region. In addition the 17 spot movement they experienced in the latest release of the rankings was the largest of any nation.

Chung says it has been a good term, and a good year in particular, for Patel.

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