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It brought back fond memories: Kumar

Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Bob Kumar said this year’s first Fiji FA tournament has been very much fruitful.
“Both venues the crowd turned up in big numbers as fans enjoyed the football displayed by the eight teams, “Kumar said.
“The atmosphere was livened with the sound of dhapla, dholak and other musical instruments brought by fans to cheer their teams.”
Kumar said the atmosphere brought back fond memories of the late 1980s and 90s. Fans from the respective districts added flavour in the spirit of true sportsmanship as they passed comments among them.
“It was good also to see fans flying their district flags and coming in their district colours. The standard has improved from the previous years and that is why people are coming in numbers to enjoy watching football,” he said.
“We did not get the expected crowd on the final day but those who came had really enjoyed the final. I am sure they would have achieved their money’s worth since the match went into an extra time and then to penalty shootout.”
The Jack’s Fiji/Professional Valuations sponsored Nadi side walked away with $15,000 after they beat Suva 3-0 in penalty kicks.

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