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Awards night confirmed

The Vodafone/ Fiji Football Awards Night will be held on February 2, 2018 to acknowledge the hard work and commitment by both players and those behind the scenes in football in Fiji.
Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf confirmed that awards night date had been set and circular sent to all the districts.
Kumar said they would have independent judges who would look at the nominees.
“We will have neutral judges who will decide on the best candidates, “Yusuf said.
“We want to acknowledge the commitment and hard work of those behind football and we request every district to send in their nominations.”
“The nomination will close on January 25.”
Yusuf said this year they would like to make this year’s more interesting and eventful.
Yusuf said it was an opportunity for football managers to give recognition for the achievements made by the footballers that would have a lasting effect in his/her sporting career.
“Late nominations and incomplete documents will be not accepted, “he said.
Meanwhile Suva defender Remeura Takiata, Lautoka defender Kavaia Rawaqa, Ba’s Kishan Sami, Nasinu’s Savenaca Baleidrokadroka, Vodafone national women’s reps Trina Davis and Viniana Riwai have been nominated as Vodafone Popular Player of the Year Award.

The following award categories will be contested:

The categories for the award include:

1. Footballer of the Year (Male/Female)
This category is aimed at those male and female players who took part or achieved outstanding results in either local, regional or International Competitions.

2. Junior Footballer of the Year (Male)
The Junior Footballer of the Year the nominee must be under the age of 20 years as at 30th September of the year in which nominated. Proof of date of birth may be required.

3. Coach of the Year
The person should be nominated primarily for their achievements during the year, however contribution for the three year period including the current year shall be accepted.

4. Referee of the Year
The person should be nominated primarily for their achievements during the year, however contribution for the three year period including the current year shall be accepted.

5. Fair Play Player Award
The person should be nominated primarily for their achievements during the year.

6. Team of the Year
This award targets teams that have achieved top results for their sport either locally, abroad or both.

7. Administrator of the Year (Premier/Senior)
The person should be nominated primarily for their achievements during the year, however contribution for the three year period including the current year shall be accepted.

8. Popular Footballer of the Year
This particular category is decided through public voting whereby 6 nominations are done by Fiji Football Association. These 6 nominations then go through public voting (texting competitions) which is done by radio and TV stations in the country. The highest text getter becomes the Popular Footballer of the Particular year.

9. Junior Women Footballer of the Year – Female
The Junior Footballer of the Year (female) the nominee must be under the age of 20 years as at 30th September of the year in which nominated. Proof of date of birth may be required.

10. Goal of the Year
The person nominated must have scored this goal in any Fiji FA Competition during the period “01st October 2017 – 30 September 2018”.

11. Media Personality of the year
The person nominated must have been actively involved with Fiji FA events during the period “01st October 2017 – 30 September 2018”.

12. Volunteer of the Year
The person nominated must have been actively involved during the period “01st October 2017 – 30 September 2018”.

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