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Rakesh Varman

Fiji FA Referees Director

Fiji FA and FIFA Futsal referee Amitesh Chandra BehariI has been selected by Oceania Football Confederation to officiate at the New Zealand Futsal National Championship in Palmerston North from 14-16 July.

Behari is expected to officiate in a number OFC Futsal Competitions in the Pacific Region in 2018. His participation at the New Zealand Futsal National Championship in Palmerston North is also a preparation for him to take step up to the next level of International Competition.

FFA Referees Director Rakesh Varman is quite happy to see Amitesh been selected to represent the country in Futsal refereeing.

“Iam so happy with his fitness level and his experience, “he said.

“I wish him all the best and hope he gets a nod for the JUNIOR YOUTH OLYMPIC in UEFA in October 2017.”

Meanwhile another milestone achievement has been achieved as one of Fiji Football’s female referee Torika Delai has been appointed for the first time to officiate and represent Fiji at the OFC U19 Women’s Championship in Auckland New Zealand.

Delai leaves on 8th of July and returns on 21st.

This is her first outing. She has passed her fitness test.

“I am just praying she adapts to the cold weather in NZ and pass the FIFA women’s fitness test to get green light to referee.”

Accordin to Varman FFA is very excited to send her and wish her very best and she will be there to prove her worth as referee in OFC .

Delai has discipline, dedication and trained hard. She has done drills week in and out with REFEREES Director and other senior referees.

She has proved her worth as she controlled Rewa vs Navua Youth match at Ratu Cakobau Park during Vodafone Fiji Fact.

He said he hoped Delai would do her best at the World Stage and wished her all the best.


These are our INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants Referees Panel REFEREES

VEER SINGH                     Rewa       (Dual Job)


SALESH CHAND              Labasa

ASHWIN RAJ                   Labasa           (Dual Job)

Ravitesh Behari             Rakiraki

Assistant Referees

Avinesh Narayan                   Ba                (Dual job)

Keshwan  Gounder               Rewa

Deepak Raj                             Lautoka

Ajesh Prasad                         Labasa

Shavneel Prasad                   Labasa

Shonal Prasad                       Labasa

Deepak Deo                          Labasa

Salesh Prasad                       Savusavu

Mohamed Imran                 Seaqaqa

Krishneel Chand                   Taveuni


Total    6 referees  Trarvelling + 9 from Vanualevu= 15 member in panel

3 from west             3 from south

1 from seaqaqa       1 from savusavu

7 from Labasa

The fitness in Labasa was conducted total 12 passed out of 23 referees.

After Fiji Fact best six are selected

Best 9 selected and two cadets one from savusavu and one from Seaqaqa who will be used as fourth officials only.

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