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Thank You, Malaysia

Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel thanked Malaysia National team for choosing Fiji in one of their destination for the friendly match.#Speaking during the dinner night hosted by Fiji FA in Nadi, Patel said: On behalf of Fiji Football family a big thank you to the Malaysian delegates for coming to Fiji.#“A big thank you to the President of Asian Football Confederation for choosing Fiji as one their destination for the Oceania tour,” Patel said#“This has been a good gesture that you decided to tour Fiji and I must heartily thank you. I hope you had a very good match and if future we would love to see more visit of yours.”#Patel said since Malaysia had accommodated Fiji while preparing for the FIFA U20 World Cup, the visit was timely as the Vodafone Fiji U23 side prepared for the Rio Olympics in August.#“But this match for our national team as we prepare for the second round qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and this had been timely,”Patel said.#He apologised to the Malaysian team that they were unable to provide a standard ground for the match.# “We would have hosted you at our ground in Ba but it has been destroyed by Cyclone,” Patel said.#“In future we will make sure the facilities are in good condition for friendly matches.”#The Vodafone Fiji national side came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with AFC side Malaysia as the visitors made their third and final stop on their tour of Oceania at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last Sunday.#

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