The second-tier of football in Fiji is certainly missing one its districts; Lami after almost being promoted in the previous season to the Vodafone Premier League is not taking part of the second most important football league of the table. The reason was unclear at the time, but Oceania Football Center investigation confirmed the Lami FA was punished by Fiji Football Association.
Recently, Fiji FA in a press release stated they have plans to re-establish the district to take part in the Vodafone Senior League in the next season. “We have a group of interested people who came forward to take over the association and we accepted their proposal but they will be on interim basis and will operate under the specific terms under Fiji Football Association, “said Fiji FA’s Mohammed Yusuf.
The problem that made the entity to punish Lami was the lack of activity of intern football leagues in the district: “Under the compliance Yusuf said the Lami Football Association need to have a minimum of six clubs with at least 16 licensed players“.
“The interim community will need to work out ways to upgrade Johnny Singh Park to cater for youths and for Lami Football Local League and training. The interim committee will need to open a new bank account and operate as the old account will be ceased pending investigation and all money earned either fundraising, donations or Fiji FA grants need to be deposited and accounted for, the Chief Executive Officer added the association would need to have at least $5000 in their bank account to allow them to participate in the Vodafone Senior League 2021. The association was de-registered this year after the previous management failed to comply with the statute and regulations of Fiji FA“, was also mentioned in the press release.