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National League Updates

Amitesh Pal

Competitions Manager

Greetings

We have completed 7 weeks of competition of the Vodafone Premier League 2017 with Lautoka on gaining side with 1 match on hand before completing the first phase of the competition.

The competition resumed last week after weeks of break due to National Team and Vodafone Fiji FACT commitment and will be played for next 2 weeks before we break for Inkk Mobile Battles of the Giants tournament in Labasa.

Currently we are in the finals stages of first phase of the competition with Ba/Lautoka match on 29/06/17 round up the first stanza of matches at Churchill Park

The Vodafone Premier league will resume after the Inkk Mobile B.O.G break from 29/07/17 and will be played till 19 August before we conclude with the competition

The level of competition of intensifying as the competition unfolds further with teams aiming to finish in top 2 position for the OFC Champions League spot

On the other hand the Vodafone Senior League 2017 is played will full rounds of matches in recent weeks as we approach towards the conclusion of the competition. There were few postponements recently due to factors beyond our control and we are making very efforts to cover and finish the competition with the timeframe.

The Northern Zone is on its ninth round of competition where with Bua leads the standing which holds a slender advantage over second placed Seaqaqa. The competition is expected to finish in the Zone in next 2 weeks with a team decided from the zone which will playoff with the winner from Viti Levu zone competition for the place in Premier Division from next season.

The Vodafone Senior League 2017 – Viti Levu Zone competition is still wide open with Tavua, Tailevu Naitasiri, Navua, Lami and Nasinu eager for that ultimate spot of representing the Viti Levu conference to the playoff stage of the competition.

Vodafone Youth league competition has made its mark in last 5 years as a compulsory competition in the Fiji FA calendar with the participation level and attentiveness raising every year.

The competition is divided into 3 zones namely North, South and the Western Zone due to the geographical proximity between the teams and also taking into account the viability of the competition.

The winners of each zones at the conclusion of the competition qualifies for the final playoff which is played on a format of single round league basis over a weekend to ascertain the Vodafone National League champion club/district.

The Northern Zone competition is at its competition stage with only 2 round of competition left to played and Dreketi Youth leading 6 team double round robin competition which is expected to finish in a fortnights time.

The Southern Zone competition comprising of 5 teams are progress smoothly with 12 matches played so far which is dominated by Baby Delta Tigers and is expected to be concluded in the next 3 weeks.

The Western Zone competition boasts the likes of defending champions Ba Youth, Tavua Youth, Lautoka Youth, Nadi Youth and the minnows Nadroga Youth and has progressed will sixth round so far. Nadi Youth are the surprise package in the competition showing scintillating for with a couple of upsets against the competition favorites.

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