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Veterans Tournament Successful: Yusuf

The RC Manubhai/ Apco Coatings Fiji International Veterans tournament was very success said Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf.

“The tournament was very successful in terms of spectators and a lot former district players participated, “Yusuf said.

He said the tournament made the players fit they showed the fitness level on the field.

“Our main objective of the Veteran’s tournament is to see the players fit, “he said

Yusuf said the tournament was aimed to reunite former football reps also.

“It was good to see the former player reunite and play each again on the field,

Yusuf said such tournaments help look after the welfare of the players, especially those who have now retired.

“It will also help keep the players fit and healthy,” Yusuf said.

The competition he said allowed players to meet up with their fellow friends and former rivals in a reunion.”

Yusuf said they would also be assisting in the education of the children of some of the former players from the tournament profit.

‘The profit from the last three years from the tournament will be distributed to the former player’s children who are struggling in their education.

He said the plan was to host the tournament in the southern division next year.

“We have decided to bring to South next year and give chance to people here to witness former players in action.

He thanked the sponsors RC Manubhai, APCO Coatings and all the teams and players, officials,refrees and spectators for making the tournament a success.

JK Builders Nadi Veterans won the tournament after defeating Lautoka Master 1-0 in the final.

RC Manubhai/Apco Coatings International Veterans Tournament 2017 – Standings

And Results

 

Pool A

                                                P             W           D             L              GF          GA          GD          PTS

Nadi Veterans                   4              3              1              0              4              0              4              10

Lautoka Stars                     4              1              2              1              1              1              0              5

NZ Labasa                            4              1              1              2              3              3              0              4

Ba Masters                         4              0              4              0              1              1              0              4

Lautoka Veterans            4              0              2              2              0              4              -4            2

 

Pool B

                                                P             W           D             L              GF          GA          GD          PTS

Lautoka Masters              4              2              2              0              4              2              2              8

Sydney Suva                      4              1              2              1              3              3              0              5

Nadro Stallions                  4              1              2              1              3              3              0              5

Ba Veterans                       4              1              2              1              1              1              0              5

NZ Levuka                           4              0              2              2              2              4              -2            2

 

 

 

Fixtures/Results (Day 1)

Ba Masters/NZ Labasa                                   1 – 1

Lautoka Stars/Lautoka Veterans                               0 – 0

Ba Veterans/NZ Levuka                                1 – 0

Lautoka Masters/Sydney Suva                   1 – 0

Ba Masters/Nadi Veterans                          0 – 0

Lautoka Stars/NZ Labasa                               1 – 0

Ba Veterans/Nadro Stallions                       0 – 1

NZ Levuka/Lautoka Masters                       1 – 2

Nadi Veterans/Lautoka Veterans             2 – 0

Nadro Stallions/Sydney Suva                      1 – 2

 

Fixtures/Results (Day 2)

Ba Veterans/Lautoka Masters                    0 – 0

NZ Levuka/Nadro Stallions                           0 – 0

Ba Masters/Lautoka Stars                            0 – 0

Nadi Veterans/NZ Labasa                             1 – 0

Ba Veterans/Sydney Suva                            0 – 0

Lautoka Masters/Nadro Stallions              1 – 1

Ba Masters/Lautoka Veterans                    0 – 0

Lautoka Stars/Nadi Veterans                      0 – 1

NZ Levuka/Sydney Suva                                               1 – 1

NZ Labasa/Lautoka Veterans                      2 – 0

 

Playoff

 

  1. Lautoka Stars vs.          Nadro Stallions                                 0 – 1 (ET)
  2. Sydney Suva vs.          NZ Labasa                                            3 – 2 (PK)

 

Semifinals

 

  1. Nadi Veterans vs.          Nadro Stallions                                 3 – 0
  2. Lautoka Masters vs.          Sydney Suva                                      2 – 0

 

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